Yerba Buena/Moscone Station
San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood will have the chance to grow even further with an underground connection to the T Third Line. The conveniently located Yerba Buena/Moscone Station aims to improve access to jobs, residences, Moscone Center and an outstanding array of artistic and cultural venues in this vibrant area.
SoMa has experienced unprecedented economic and residential growth in recent years. It is also a thriving cultural and artistic hub, home to museums, galleries, restaurants, retailers and artisanal manufacturers.
The Yerba Buena/Moscone Station was designed to respond to transit needs and to accommodate the continued growth expected in SoMa. Currently, travelers along busy 4th Street rely on Muni buses, such as the 8X Bayshore Express, the 30 Stockton and the 45 Union/Stockton, that have long been overcrowded and slow due to traffic congestion and capacity needs. With continued growth expected in SoMa and the interchanges of three major highways contributing to persistently heavy traffic, the Central Subway is a vital investment to speed up travel through this area.
Above the fare gates at Yerba Buena/Moscone Station is a striking piece called Face C/Z. By Leslie Shows, the piece is an enlarged photographic image of iron pyrite captured by a flatbed scanner. The piece includes mirrors, paint, engraved glass, sheet metal and gravel.
Catherine Wagner’s Arc Cycle is comprised of photographs she captured of the construction of the Moscone Center in the 1970s. The photos have been translated into six laser-etched granite artworks at the concourse level, and art glass at the station’s entry.
Node by Roxy Paine will be installed in 2023 outside the station and will be approximately 110 feet tall.
Watch an interview video with comments from Catherine Wagner and Leslie Shows. Get to know the artists and learn directly from them about their work at the new Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. A special thank you to the San Francisco Arts Commission for making public art possible at the four new stations.