This project was done for a competition to design an iconic monument to the innovative spirit and global influence of Silicon Valley. The site is a park at the confluence of the Guadalupe River and Los Gatos Creek in San Jose. The structure could not be a tall tower or be too brightly lit since its directly under the flight path to San Jose airport. Project summary: SiliconSpan is an iconic architectural landmark that activates Arena Green and the Guadalupe River Park with an infinity-shaped aerial bridge spanning Confluence Point. The structure is composed of two spans that form a gently rolling walkway loop 150’ above the ground. The upper span has a retractable section at its apex that when open breaks the continuity of the walkway. This creates the world’s longest cantilever at 300’! The separation in the span and infinity shape of the building represents connectivity, the electronic circuit at the heart of tech and the idea that innovation is never finished.