We took a lunch to the 1 Kearny roof terrace today & found it not just open but crowded with other picnickers: two lovers, and a couple of guys on their lunch break, and a group lunch by staff from a nonprofit, and a tourist from New York who chose "to see the sights, from higher up."
They said they heard about the place several different ways. Seems to be a bandwagon effect building about using and appreciating these privately-owned public spaces. Nice to see.
OK, tiny bit of ego disappointment that we weren't exactly the intrepid lonely pioneers up there, but it's really great to see so many people using the space.
Much more later.