|CHORI Entrance by Jana Bouc|
|CHORI Windows by Micaela Marsden|
When Children’s Hospital took over the building they kept the original design and built within a high-tech facility for the study of biochemistry, hematology, molecular biology, genetics, and more. The laboratory is backed up by emergency power and critical systems such as freezers and incubators are monitored 24 hours a day.
We could hear the hum and buzz of those systems (along with the loud passing BART trains on the overhead rail across the street) while we sketched. Even though it was supposedly summer, it was so cold, foggy and drizzly damp that Sonia sat in her car to sketch and Micaela and I wore multiple layers of down and fleece. Will summer ever come to the Bay Area?