Commissioned by Unison for a year-long installation at Pier 14 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero waterfront, Welcome Tower (2019) is a reconceptualization of one of the most iconic symbols of San Francisco, Coit Tower, in an exploration of the evolving identity of San Francisco. Welcome Tower re-imagines this iconic landmark using reclaimed solid wood front doors from residences throughout San Francisco’s architecturally diverse neighborhoods.

Sean Orlando managed the fabrication of the monumental steel frame, while co-Lead Artist Tania Seabock’s decorative painting and gilding graces the exterior of the piece. Artists from the Five Ton Crane artist collective contributed miniature vignettes of life in SF, viewable through the lower doors’ peepholes. 

Produced in collaboration with Cutwater SF


Steel frame, 24 reclaimed doors, 7 Five Ton Crane peephole vignettes, gilded crown

30′ x 8’ x 8’


Unison Welcome Tower