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The Loma Prieto Earthquake Memorial is an earthwork, steel ladders and granite benches, in a one acre park located in West Oakland, CA.  It was commissioned to commemorate the collapse of the Cypress Freeway and celebrate the community response.  The three twisting steel ladders (28' H) symbolize the ladders members of the community threw up against the collapsed freeway to rescue people trapped between the decks.  The land has been sculpted into waves to show how the earth moved during the quake.  There is informational signage about earthquakes and the Loma Prieto Earthquake in particular.  Keefer, Gillman and APDW ($680,000) 2005.

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