Scaffolding at a mixed-use development in San Francisco was removed on June 10 from a statue of Venus that rises nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty. The 93-ft statue was assembled with 2,500 stainless-steel panels welded together by skilled Chinese artisans using a highly specialized technique that renders all seams undetectable. The 4.5-acre Trinity Place development is in the emerging Mid-Market district, home to many high-tech firms. Designed by international architecture firm Arquitectonica, Miami, it comprises four high-rise buildings on the development, which fills an entire block. The one-acre inner piazza will house an art collection of sculptures by Lawrence Argent and serve as a public space. The development is scheduled for completion next March.