Only 3 years after completion the lobby floor of a downtown San Diego high-rise started to crack, buckle and crumble into pieces. After accurate forensic evaluation I realized the concrete was mixed inaccurately and applied to an unsuitable, dirty surface making adhesion impossible. This was an opportunity for the residents to eliminate their monotonous dull gray floor and have something more reflective of their downtown lifestyle. The result is a free-form, colorful design that serves to also direct people unfamiliar with the property toward the elevators which had been a known design flaw for the residents. Visitors were wandering around looking for the elevators when they actually very near the front door but tucked away out of view.