Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), East Station Plaza, Danseurs (Dancing Ladies)

Union City, CA

Market: Cultural

Client

Roma Design Group

Completion

2012

Awards

2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, SEAONC
2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), East Station Plaza, Danseurs (Dancing Ladies)
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), East Station Plaza, Danseurs (Dancing Ladies)
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), East Station Plaza, Danseurs (Dancing Ladies)

Union City sought to develop a civic plaza with a featured centerpiece and commissioned a terraced fountain with three bronze Danseurs on platforms positioned within the fountain. With the fountain located only 0.6 mi northeast from the Hayward fault line, SGH suggested mounting the 16 ft tall, 1800 kg statues on base-isolated platforms to limit damage during a design earthquake.