The Presidio Exchange has received numerous letters of support from nationally recognized leaders in art, science, history, food, public policy, and public land management. Here we provide a small sampling of these. Join us in telling the Presidio Trust that the PX is the best idea for the commissary site by
The Presidio Exchange (PX) provides an incredible opportunity
for the Presidio and the city of San Francisco.
With its vision and creativity,the PX will put the Presidio on the map as a destination of local, national, and international appeal—and a
place of true distinction. As a genuine reflection of the Presidio’s beauty and history, and the vibrant Bay Area community, the PX is an nnovative proposal at the
nexus of cultural centers and public spaces. Just as the imagination of the High Line in New York City has transformed
a place, embraced the local community, and attracted people from around the world, I am confident that the PX will achieve the
same extraordinary public benefits.
—Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line, New York City
We are excited about participating as a program partner of the Presidio Exchange. With our mission to “inspire people to care about the planet,” National Geographic would welcome opportunities to connect the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Parks to the broader world of explorers, scientists, conservationists, national parks, and World Heritage Sites—and to the people working to understand and care for these treasured places. We admire the creative thinking and vision of the PX and believe that a world-class site in a national park at the Golden Gate merits such a bold vision.
—John Francis, Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration, National Geographic Society
The Parks Conservancy is nationally acclaimed for their significant and creative role in enlivening historic landmarks, buildings and sites with vibrant uses, quality interpretation and creative programming. I have admired their work for decades — and know that whatever they touch will result in something of quality, distinction and public appeal to the local community and visitors from around the world.
—Richard Moe, President emeritus, National Trust for Historic Preservation
I can’t imagine a better venue than the Presidio Exchange for the dissemination and preservation of the extraordinary range of culinary arts that thrive in the Bay Area. That it could be a special event space as well would make it an experiential masterstroke: its views, architecture, and mission would be an unforgettable highlight of every guest’s experience. This unique combination of location, views, food service and programming opportunities, and the Conservancy’s track record, will make, in my opinion, for a winning operation.
—Lucas Schoemaker, President, Mccalls
LETTERS OF SUPPORT