This shot was taken while I was home for Easter weekend. This defunct pier is out on Treasure Island, across the bay from San Francisco. Treasure Island was made in 1936-1937 from fill that was dredged from the bay for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940). After the expo, it was planned to be used as an airport until the Navy traded it in exchange for Mills field (now SFO). During WWII, it was used as a Naval base for electronics and radio communications training and a departure point for sailors in the Pacific. The base was decommissioned in 1996 and became "District 6" of San Francisco, though still technically owned by the Navy. ??Interestingly enough, during the late 1980's onward, the old hangars were used for film and TV productions, including Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).??
Currently, it is in a state of disrepair, with hazards including asbestos, plutonium, and radium polluting the groundwater, among other things. There were plans in 2005 for a self sustaining city to be built there and plans slowly continue, but there has been no construction as of yet.??