Southern Pacific Slip "Ghost Fish"
Port of Los Angeles
The “Ghost Fish 107” sculpture is a 40-foot blue fin tuna hung from a galvanized steel frame over the water at Berth 73, next to Utro’s Restaurant in San Pedro, California. A solar-powered camera and video screen in the fish’s eye illuminates for pedestrian viewers. Sully-Miller Contracting, Co. built the structure to support the artwork, improved the surrounding area and rebuilt a portion of the wharf.
This revitalization and improvement project consisted of several segments on and over the water. An approximate 150 foot section of the wharf was demolished and replaced by a new stainless steel wharf. Pilings to support the fish sculpture were installed as well as the necessary lighting. The demo of the wharf was not so straight forward. In several instances, when portions of the wharf were removed, they revealed remnants of the past that also needed to be removed, like old rail tracks or the prior wharf.
Sully-Miller Contracting constructed a new parking lot and walking area with landscaping, decorative lights and street lights. Utility work included a storm drain, sewer, domestic water, electrical and communications.
The project was completed on schedule despite the unanticipated time it took Sully-Miller Contracting, Co. to remove “surprise” layers of the wharf.