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tv   [untitled]    October 10, 2014 3:00am-3:31am PDT

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(clapping). >> so i want to welcome you to jessie square to the south of market and to sf moma i think first of all, we want to thank the balboa high school abandon
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for the introduce (clapping) thank you so much today we mark a miles in the project we're thrilled to have you all here today, this is a special moment foursz so welcome in a few minutes we're going to welcome mayor ed lee to speak but i want to offer my special thanks for ordering up the weathering thank for taking care of that but if all seriousness thank you and welcome and thank you for taking time mayor ed lee when our many museum moved we felt like appearances we've opened our doors on third street our collections and audience and programs have grown in the last 20 years the philip neighborhood habls ground up and been a cultural heartbeat and
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selma is filled with cultural organizations and hotels and tourism and we have the innovation of the hub in the city just 15 months ago we broke ground on the 2 henry adams and 75 secret and our building has been going upward in a few moms there are will a topping off of our museum in the tradition of building construction it's customary to hold a ceremony so the topping off is with the upper most beam is when it reaches it's full height we're raising the roof over the sf moma so the most important miles for this project is one the one that matters the most will come in 2016 in the
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spring we we re open as we approach to sf moment we invite you to continue to contribute to making this a strong creativity and civic dialog president hasz place about in 2016 we invite to and be filled with some of the greatest arts we'll invite every one of you to visit 40 square feet of free access of museum space and invite students and taverns to participate in dramatically expanded education programs and invite anyone 18 and older to invest the museum 13w50i6r8 free of charge (clapping) we will invite you to the smart museum for digital the amendment
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and invite all of you in the building design as the an architecture design that is open and deeply worn into the fabric then we've been before and we'll continue to invite you to make the art an essential part of san francisco now it is certainly no secret that we've been closed for construction since last june but i'll agree there the sf project sponsors as a matter of fact, sf moma has been more open than ever before we're working terribly hard to create a better museum no 2016 but at the same time we've challenged oufrs ourself to work out the box and experiencing with new ways and ideas for fostering a stronger
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tie locally and region annexed al through sf moma on the ago we've been sharing works with museums in the community throughout the community and around the bay area and i'd like to offer a special is shout out to our partners laura the director of the contrary jewish museum who's steps we've gathered and so i want to recognize deferring are a the director of the yerba buena center we've partnered with and the harrison with the african around the corner with who we'll be partnering with next year and thank you to the jazz high school all stars there i go to
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be performing later on and sf jazz has hoeftsdz a number of the programs and been wonderful partners as well we currently have two partnership infection the grocery store exhibition that's the title it is presented this sum at the asian arts it closes on sunday you won't want to miss it and last time we opposed an we have exhibition at the college of the arts restating our long-standing commitment to the merging artists both regionally nationally and internationally next week we'll open the fertile grounds on the oakland museum of california partnership exhibition that explores the rich history of art in northern california we'll thrilled to have strengthen and continue to
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strengthen our ties with the san francisco unified school district and it's great to have the balboa band here to symbolizes that partnering (clapping) ii think you know and can tell we're extremely excited about the work and very, very pleased to be facing the future with great optimistic and great, great pride we're appreciative of our presence here today stay with us 2016 will be here before you know it now at the underscore forefront is charley swabbing the chairman of the drufkz he's the wonderful chair and leader of our museum but i've come to understand chuck served with our program he is a passionate advocate for the cultural life and quality of life in san francisco bay area
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simple words are sometimes best but i'd like to welcome chuck skrab to the podium and thank you all. >> (clapping) >> well, thank you neil thank you very much what a wonderful turnout thank you all for coming to our top party and thank you to the fellow san franciscans i'm lucky to have started a company here 40 some years ago i owe so much to the city and the people that worked for our company and do the museum thing it's a great placing place to give back in the great moment for our mime topping out we're halfway a to a completion opening in the spring of 2016 and sf moma has been a
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beacon and small beacon that will become a giant beacon as you can see the steel structure you'll be able to see it from the freeways councilmember west and east from the east that it's a beacon you'll want to be a participant in all your friends to see what what it's about fantastic for tourism in you're in the tourism business it will boom and the food business will boom and hotel it is great and for your personal pleased the museum is designed to just be a big magnet for visitors and also coupled with that is our education program for the youngsters we're going to double and triple the effort the 3
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things i want to emphasize that are important to you'll you have you here as a public this entire museum has been built by private fundraising it's really pretty incredible (clapping) and mayor ed lee who i'll introduce here in a moment he's very happy we didn't go into the city coffers there's another part of the story about the partnership between the entrepreneurs and people who have been successful in life that give back but the city's also has the first new firehouses in 40 years over on. fulsome street the firemen all love it we can be happy about
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the secretive trade with the city and the fire department and the museum i think it is really something i feel strongly about neal's mentioned we're making the museums admission free from folks 18 and flvr there so our grandkids i have 12 on the other hand, and on, on the way anyway, this huge effort will change the collapse of san francisco for another notch upward we can be proud of that and, of course, nothing great every happens in my view without the support of our civic leaders and there's a friend of mine who is been a great partner from the very beginning of this effort and that's our mayor here in san francisco mayor ed lee please come up ed
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(clapping.) buena device chuck thank you for that introduction again, thank you for your leadership in the city not only in the business community but in the philosophy arena yes, we don't look to the city coffers but your city is rich most importantly people whether the business learnings leaders or the arts community or reflected in people that help with schools our city is very, very rich in many, many hot other ways not just in the wealth of money i'm very lucky to be the mayor of san francisco i also know that this is an international city that's why i
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just implemented the trip to mexican city but to come back here and receive the weather 23 our presidential will chief i think here for the wonderful leadership charlotte as well (clapping.) we're about to top off and we've got wonderful like swags i was asking joe what other uses you can't can we have for this after the topping off we'll literally see chuck and to the brufkz and to neil and restructuring to our wonderful work on average we have $16 million visitors from around the world that come to san francisco this will allow us to see the 17th million visitor because of sf moma this will
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sought me i'll not have to ask chuck where golf club is i'll use that i think 80 time to thank our designers that are helping us to view the museum as it tops off our contract workers and the subcontractors i've had the privilege the firefighters and chief joanne hayes-white she will be leading with nancy pelosi in honor of the 9/11 tomorrow but she's one of the most excited in our departments along with so many other departments that appreciate this fine relationship we've had with a brand new first and perhaps the only new stations we've had and your surely right the firefighters enjoy that place
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it's to service for many jashgsdz by to have a new fire station and world war museum we're unique in that respect but there's also continued to be stories told by your sf moma did you know that on an in an basis the museum has professional development and training for all our teachers in elementary and middle school over 2 thousand teachers get the professional development because of sf moma how about that as an accomplishment (clapping) when this expansion is done ♪ 2016 it will triple the number of kids from kindergarten to high school that invest this museum triple the number because of the way the monies have been raised to support our youth in the city
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you know when museums and when institutions do that for our youth chuck you get our attention you you know how authentically i am our the city this is a world-class museum chuck will offer the opportunity to receive the money and the receiving the fishing family with grass so don (clapping) and doris and bob and the entire fishing foundation thank you four giving us this opportunity to demonstrate our response (clapping) to our families collaboration with our city (clapping) and again, that's just another neat part of our city it gave them keeps viewing to have a
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world-class city they think calling us reflect on the technology good morning but you can't have innovation without it being stimulated art does that it stimulates our ability and effectiveness in all aspects of our life that's why we're anothers innovation capital and why we reflect the arts institutions you see it in yerba buena gardens and across the street and with this new fantastic and behalf i was not a wait to be ♪ building i'll be content to see it topped off but clearly i want to make sure those contractors work safely web core and all the others they're helping to build the city of the future snow is here to help us design
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our city of the future (clapping) but it's happening right here it's happening with people that care about the city who'd deementdz time and time again and let me again thank not only the board of trustees and chuck and his leadership or leadership but the entire arts and the philanthropic friends our art commission and extremely excited to see this will instrument a creative economy for generations to come not only for the kids but for all of us who need stimulation we're about the potholes and the muni buses running on time and everybody getting through once upon a time, we need others stimulation thank you for the
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vision chuck this is all about vision >> thank you to all of you for celebrating this wonderful occasion i look forward to walking in with you on the first day in 2016 thank you so much for being here (clapping.) okay. so let's raise the roof to do so i'm going to invite my colleague which is deputy director to actually cue the raising of the beam ruth about two or three years ago i asked you to take the lead on the project working closely with the construction team and she's done an xroid job let's put a roof on that baby sclp.
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>> wow. we are at an amazing moment today thank you so much neil wilshire's while this is a public moment there is a lot of guld to a core dream team i want to take a moment some have been mentioned some maybe not our dream team consists of chuck our board chair and diane nelson in favor of the campaign and one of the closest people dennis wong who heads united states up the committee and neil there are many on that deserve our gratitude what would you say when you found american people architect that specialize in culture buildings that reflect our community and deliver terrific art experience would or
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what would you say when the earthquake exceeded our highest expectations that delights and functions you'd say thank you snow so if i may i'd like to ask jill and dressing and the rest of the design team to join me up on the podium (clapping) and what would you say if you found a construction firm it gets what it means to build to build one of the fine building for more than art by pitting quality and safety in all they do you'd say thank you web core so if i may jeff and the other gentleman join me what would you
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say if you found a local architect that supported the project every step of the way and give it a san francisco flare you'd say thank you. >> duncan can i join us that would be you have (clapping) just two is more shout outs before we raise the beam to the staff and volunteers of sf moma you can tell who they are they're looking tired but raise our hands all of you now all right. wow. (clapping) and lastly to all of you our community that supported us at the memorial museum and supported us when we opened up our facilities on third street who joined us on the go and are here to celebrate it mooifls we
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mean more to more people we're thrilled to have you here i'd like to give a well warm welcome to the band as the balboa high school band in just a moment (clapping) but now together let's signal we're ready to raise the beam ready let's go. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (drumroll) ♪
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♪ >> yeah. (clapping.) the drum core (clapping) neil maybe you have a few remarks. >> thank you, everybody. >> i simply want to close by thanking you all for being here we've got food and drink and the sf jazz high school group it's warm out here get a cold drink next stop 2016 thank you alladj.
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