Archive for the ‘buildings’ Category

Sic Transit Gloria Pacific Stock Exchange

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Don’t click, Gentle Reader

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Just Asking: Is the Emptiness of Our Hibernia Bank a Sign of Yet Another Tenderloin “Rebirth” or Just the Opposite?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

So here’s a rich SFGov government contractor who lives in/partly(?) owns a house more expensive than yours somewhere in the East Bay, you know, the guy who wants us to get “beyond” Frisco’s Paper of Record (and who also has a history of threatening to sue our paper) and who now also wants us to cheer for the Tenderloin:

…that he chose to give it in the Tenderloin was a powerful vote of confidence in the neighborhood

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IDK know how many misplaced votes of confidence our Twitterloin has gotten over the years, but obvs they’re not working.

And, think about it, why is this empty hulk available for the occasional event? Could it have something to do with it, so far, not being viable for long-term tenants despite the tens of millions of dollars recently poured into it?

 

In Frisco, All Roads Lead to Salesforce Tower

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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Our New Skyline – Salesforce Tower Dominates the Dojo

Monday, December 5th, 2016

And as they say, “Bedrock, Baby!

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Signs of Life at 834 – 838 Divisadero – “A Bottomless Demand for Rustic Italian Food” – CHE FICO e RAGAZZI DI BOBA Prossimamente!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

First it was all like this:

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And then it was all like this, with the Barrelhead Brewhouse supposing to go in:

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But the Barrelhead, she went in on Fulton near Masonic, leaving 834 838 an empty hulk, for the most part, for like a half-decade. Oh, I guess California Parking tried to make a go of it a few years back as well.

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But now, one looks and sees this:

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One Googles and, of course, one sees that Socketsite, San Francisco Real Estate Tips, Trends and the Local Scoop, is all over this bidness, with a fresh entry.

And that’s your Western Addition Update, North of NoPA / DivCo Edition…

Salesforce Tower has a Picture of Itself on Itself?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

And I’ll bet if you zoomed in, the picture of Salesforce Tower has a picture of Salesforce Tower on it, and so on:

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Anyway, almost done.

It’s already dominating the dojo of Frisco’s skyline…

THE URBAN SCHOOL Plants Itself Amongst the Victorians of Haight Ashbury – Fitting In On Oak – A Higher Profile

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The 94117’s fantastically expensive private high school has completed its new building facing Oak:

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This is the first I’ve seen the signage – URBAN in white. Well, it certainly is.

And the school mascot is “the Color Blue,” so that explains the blades what almost rise as high as the blue gum eucalyptus located right across the street in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

Anyway, most people in Frisco aren’t familiar with this institution, but that might change with so many commuters using the Fell / Oak corridor on a daily basis…

Our Brokedown Palace, a Formerly Architecturally Significant Mcdonald’s, Gets Tagged – But Signs of Life Now

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Here’s the scene at Golden Gate and Van Ness, with the vacant McD’s to the left and newly-placed construction trailers to the right. But it turns out that the trailers are just there for the multiyear Van Ness BRT project, which will finish sometime in the 2020’s

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POOR DONALD! – Frisco’s Twin Towers, the Transamerica Pyramid and the BofA Building, Now Pwned by Salesforce Tower

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

I guess Donald Trump owns about a third of the former BofA World HQ? Oh well, it doesn’t matter now, as the yet to be completed Salesforce Tower already towers over everything:

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Salesforce Tower is Coming Along Nicely in SoMA – Giant “Eye of Sauron the Great” to be Installed Next Week

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

As it looks from my ‘hood at Zero Dark Thirty:

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Artist’s conception of finished tower after installation:

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The Terrible Zigûr will keep an “eye” on Mount Sutro, depicted at right, and maybe buy Twitter, who knows.

When asked for comment, Gorthaur the Cruel cryptically bellowed, “Bedrock, baby!”

That’s a good one, Sauron. Keep ’em coming.

Welcome to town, Dark Lord.