$2 Million Bathroom


With the recent Hepatitis A outbreaks in San Diego, there has been a renewed focus on public health and sanitation in the city.


After citing costs when rejecting proposals to build more public restrooms, the city instead built one restroom on its renowned waterfront for $2 million in 2014.


The restroom was designed by an artist with the intent to invoke “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” a popular 1970 novella about a seagull that wanted to be special, as part of the city’s “North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.” (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune, November 13.)

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