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San Francisco’s Odd ‘Banker’s Heart’ Monument

Outside one of the Financial District’s tallest towers lies a glistening hunk of black granite that’s come to represent a very odd symbol.

The sculpture’s official name is “Transcendence,” and it was sculpted by Masayuki Nagare from 200 tons of black Swedish granite. It was commissioned in 1969 for the A.P. Giannini Plaza of 555 California Street, the building that was originally the headquarters for Bank of America, and as such, a hub of San Francisco finance.


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