Saturday, June 11, 2016
Apple in Civic Center Plaza
A small army of laborers are setting up wooden tables and chairs today in the center of the usually empty Civic Center Plaza...
...and metal fencing along with 24-hour security guards stationed around the perimeter.
There are even fancy portable toilets installed in an area where the large street population tends to use the sidewalks as lavatories.
The setup is in anticipation of Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address this Monday at Bill Graham Auditorium across the street. (Click here for MacRumors' best guesses of what new technological wonders will be announced.)
The remainder of the conference, through Friday the 17th, will take place at Moscone West, so I assume the lovely picnic tables and seating will vanish soon. It's too bad that public amenities only seem to appear in public places when they are taken over by private entities, but that state of affairs seems to define San Francisco right now.