Nautical Swing provides a place where up to a dozen people can relax, converse, and enjoy the view while gently swaying on a circular bench —a park bench/porch-swing hybrid. Mirroring the redevelopment of the HPS site itself, Nautical Swing references the past and the future. The steel columns and beams mimic the structure of the site’s iconic gantry crane. The perforated steel canopy with its large oculus looks as if it could have been constructed from parts salvaged from the Shipyard. The canopy also creates a balance between the radiant view of the skies above and spectacular views of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Francisco Bay. Located on top of Coleman Bluff Overlook and employing an economy of means, Nautical Swing creates a celebratory park feature and a beautiful spot for neighbors to gather. The work is playful, romantic, and as entertaining as it is functional.