After being jailed by the Chinese government in 2011, and his work censored in the country, the dissident artist Ai Weiwei received his passport back this week.
The Golden Gate Bridge’s Round House has been the focal point for the icon’s southern edge. Long a gathering place for miserable out-of-towners in shorts pointing helplessly at impenetrable fog and the spot where Lycra-clad, Sausalito-bound cyclists dodge the 29-Sunset buses, it’s now serving food.
A world-renowned Chinese artist and government critic is celebrating his newfound freedom. Ai Weiwei has his passport back four years after it was confiscated by authorities.
Following a 71-hour closure of the roads connecting the Golden Gate Bridge with the Marina District, the Presidio Parkway opened to traffic Sunday night and will soon be transformed into the city’s newest parklands by the designers who created New York City’s elevated High Line park.
A newly restored Guardhouse Complex on Alcatraz Island was revealed on Tuesday, showing off the National Park Service's $3 million improvements.