Design Narrative The site has a rich and varied history. From the time it was a natural cove, before the Europeans came along, to the time that it became filled with a concrete platform to become a large staging area for diverse purposes in the early 1900s. Two important artifacts of the past are still part of the site today and are a reminder of its rich history. The concrete trestle which was used for a coaling station and old structural piles which were used to support a dock for the large ships. The project is inspired by these two prominent artifacts of the past. The concrete trestle is used to organize and hide the parking spaces along the west side of the site while the old pier structural piles are used to support a long pier building. In addition, the large concrete platform was eroded to re-create the natural cove and allow a more gentle relationship between the land and water.