From back in March:
Leo Villareal, the artist who designed the Bay Lights, said that he was optimistic the organization would raise enough money to reinstall the light sculpture, which, he said, was inspired by the patterns of the water and the fog surrounding the bridge.
Watching it go dark on Sunday, Mr. Villareal added, was “bittersweet.”
“There’s a certain sadness to not have that be part of the landscape,” he said. “It’s really become part of the fabric of San Francisco.”
This piece was installed right around when I moved up to the Bay Area. It reminds me of when I started my new life in the Bay Area. It is sad to see the lights turned off.★