Bernal Neighbor Installs Sutro Tower Garden Sculpture, Adorns It With Seasonal Cheer


After months of patient design and fabrication, Neighbor Orlando has finally installed his iron model of Sutro Tower in front of his Folsom Street home.

Fabricated by artist Mario Cro, Neighbor Orlando’s Sutro Tower stands around 5′ tall — versus 977′ for that other one on Twin Peaks — and he intends to use it as a permanent piece of garden sculpture. He tells Bernalwood:

In the end, this was well worth the wait. Good things take time, you know? This was one of them.

The names of the heads of households of the prior two generations of my family members have been stamped on the piece itself. The original motivation for the project was to have something permanent placed at the forefront of the home, remembering and commemorating those who came before me who were ultimately responsible for giving me the opportunity to be raised in this warm and beautiful neighborhood. Their names are located on the bottom truss. with space left for my name just directly below.

Impressive. Also, to give the piece some seasonal flair, Neighbor Orlando has decorated his Sutro Tower and surrounding garden in a Christmas theme.

Here are a few more photos of Neighbor Orlando’s awesome iron model of Sutro Tower, shown during it’s Holiday 2014 debut. Someday you can tell your grandkids you saw it when it was new:



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3 thoughts on “Bernal Neighbor Installs Sutro Tower Garden Sculpture, Adorns It With Seasonal Cheer

  1. This is the house with the burbling water hazard, that always makes me wanna go when a bathroom is still a good hike away.

  2. The name of the artist is Mario Cro whose name is also on a truss directly above the names of those whom the tower is dedicated to. Mario is a local artist who creates beautiful art work from iron: a long time neighbor of mine. More of his creations can be seen on his web page titled Wurkermann at I encourage you all to spend some time looking at his works.

    Remember that when you buy something from an artist you are buying more than an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you’re buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul…..a small piece of someone else’s life.

    Thank you Mr. Mario Cro for all of your hard work. Your work has add great joy to “all” of us here in Bernal and will continue to do so for years to come long after we are gone.

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