Archive for the ‘buildings’ Category
What Looks Great to the SF Planning Department Looks Horrible to Me: What Was BofA Supposed to do with These Ersatz “Windows?”Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Was this what was intended for a bank branch?
Here’s the East Bay’s Giant “Left Coast Lifter,” Or What’s Left of It, After The Big Barge Went to New YorkWednesday, August 20th, 2014
So the barge was the Left Coast Lifter and not the crane part?
As seen just a couple months ago in Oakland:
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Spot the Missing Building: Motorcyclist’s Polished Helmet Offers a Fish-Eye View of the Western AdditionMonday, August 4th, 2014
Take a close look at this motorcyclist’s helmet on Geary – in between the two tall buildings, you can see the coming construction site of 1481 Post.
Dude gives off a Hank Schrader vibe:
Some people who opposed the 8 Washington Wall on the Waterfront project just might support a tall spire on the top of Cathedral Heights, right?
I think so.
Anyway, all moto helmets should be chromed, huh?
Single Tenant, net leased commercial property on a very large lot with excellent development potential for 23 residential units plus ground floor commercial. 25 car parking lot. Term of lease is based on exercise of option. CAP rate is market projection only. Current CAP rate is 4.02. Inner Richmond District
Good-bye, Mel’s. I’ll remember you for 50′s nostalgia and your gluten-free pancakes…
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If you want, Follow Sutro Tower on Twitter – perhaps that will inspire it to Tweet more than once per year.
(Thank you, Sutro Tower, for broadcasting the recent World Cup for free at 1080i.)
A 36-Story, 416-Foot Tall Condo Building at Post and Gough? Some Hate 1481 Post Already – A Dramaturgical DyadTuesday, July 1st, 2014
Well, here it is, the proposed 1481 Post Street, from the ADCO Group.
And here’s your welcome:
“Welcome to 1481 Post Street: An Iconic Residence Reflecting Years of Neighborhood Input and an Innovative Approach to Urban Growth.”
And here’s one possible future for Geary and Gough, as “seen” from our Chinese Consulate on Laguna:
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And here comes the backlash, here’s the concomitant anti-1481 Post Street group, SOS Cathedral Hill, or SAVE CATHEDRAL HILL, or something like that.
That’s what you call a dramaturgical dyad, redolent of 8 Washington, IMO.
BTW, this group is claiming “No Community Outreach,” but what they really mean is no community outreach this month or no community outreach right now.
If anybody has a non-maudlin argument or anecdote or something against this building, I’d like to hear it. ‘Cause, so far, I haven’t heard it yet.
It seems to me that 1481 Post would slot right in with all the others in this part of the Western Addition, in this part of town betwixt the Tenderloin and J-Town…
SF’s Next Viral Video: “Alex Honnold’s Urban Ascents” – Dude Freeclimbs Palace of Fine Arts and 720 CaliforniaWednesday, June 18th, 2014
What’s this, we’re selling insurance here – “Stride Health?” OK fine.
What’s this, the Palace of Fine Arts is “solid?” No, it’s not, it’s crumbly, or at least part of it is.* Just ask RPD Chief Phil Ginsburg.
And, circling back, did anybody ask RPD Chief Phil Ginsburg persimmon** to climb*** our Palace? Like did Stride Health get everything signed off on this one, is what I’m asking…
*Oh, perhaps not, perhaps it’s been all fixed up.
***That’s a serious question – I don’t know the answer.
Chalet du Bank of America: Designed by NIMBYs and the Planning Commission to Co-Exist with the Western AdditionTuesday, June 17th, 2014
Now why should a bank branch look like this? Like, who lives up there? Oh, nobody?
As seen in the East of Panhandle Area (EoPA) just south of NoPA and north of SoPA:
IDK, perhaps banks should look like banks?
Just asking the all-knowing, all-seeing, and never-influenced-by-petty-politics San Francisco Planning Commission