Archive for the ‘buildings’ Category

Peak Frisco: 2017 is the Year of the Tower Crane

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Any prior statements of any other years being the “Year of the Tower Crane” are hereby revoked, as this is the most I’ve seen together like this

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A rush and a push and the landfill that
We stand on is ours

Frisco 2017: A City on the _Grow_

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Look out, Shelbyville!

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The King of Noe Valley: How on Earth Did This RMC Signage Get Approved? – Larger Than Life, Twice as Ugly

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Vox populi:

Talk about an easy to find building. The sign is hokey but totally works when you’re driving around looking for RMC”

Not that I care, but:

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Actually, this dude is starting to seem like a total baller to me now.

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Now I want HIM on my side during my next real estate transaction.

All Hail Real Estate Dude.

My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Oro En Paz, Fierro En Guerra: Napa has Wine Cellars, But Frisco has Powder Magazines – They Look, Smell the Same

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

See?

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Fort Point, Baby:

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And best of all, free parking. That’s not too shabby.

All the deets.

Frisco’s Highest Elevator Car

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Here it is:

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I don’t think it ever gets level, so you’re standing on a sloping floor the whole time:

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And then you go up up up to the highest horizontal point of Sutro Tower:

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I haven’t seen it in action lately, but here’s a shot from aught-four:

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And more recently:

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Or you can take the stairs I guess…

Interloper!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Our Historic Hibernia Bank Now has Three (3!) Fences to Protect Itself from the Twitterloin Milieu

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Just count them, Gentle Reader:

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And look, somebody is actually going in/out – a rare sighting.

Back in the ’90s, my buds would buy bad weed on these very steps, but that was before this area became known as the Thieves Market. (And my other buds living in a nearby dorm would grow their own buds with powerful grow lamps in tiny closets because 1) Electricity was unmetered by the school so it was free (no additional cost to use all the juice you wanted) and 2) Electricity was unmetered so there was no way PG&E / the popo could detect your outrageous use of juice, you know, the increase. Ah mem’ries.))

Anyway, this place only needed one fence back then…

Western Addition Building Goes Full Trump

Friday, May 12th, 2017

At the corner of Ticky and Tacky…

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Twitterloin Update: Hibernia Bank / ONE JONES has a New Friendlier Fence – Was This a Good Investment of $20 Million?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

IDK.

Anyway, this usually empty hulk has some new marketing signs out front…

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…and here’s the new see-through fence:

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Here’s a good one, from last year, from Area Realtor CWNevius:

The overhaul will surely have a positive effect on the neighborhood…

I’ll tell you, I have a beef with just about every part of this clause except for overhaul, because this building was indeed overhauled. But “will” and “surely” and “positive effect” and “neighborhood,” well, geez. Next time you’re at this corner, you know, buying your street meat or whatever, pop open your mobile and scan for WiFi – and then you’ll see that that there are no actual neighbors in this so-called neighborhood.

(And that’s just one clause of one bit out of four bits what made up a full two days’ work for Chuck Nevius. I don’t think I ever read all these bits. Look how happy he was when his colleague also got a ticket from the MUNI police, the same way as Chuck hisself did just a few months earlier. Except Chuck didn’t actually pay his fare. And then he complained about the way he was caught. And I think he’s still mad about getting towed by the SFMTA, even though he admitted breaking the rules. What a character!)

Anyway, who will dare to move into One Jones? Who will be The One?

(Hey what about the Academy of Art – they could have come in few years back and opened up yet another campus the way they did with that landmarked pavestone church at Van Ness and Union. I don’t think their stus would mind this 1 Jones location, at all…)

One-Stop Elevator, Crown Room, Fairmont Hotel

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

I’ve been up there just once, but I took one of the regular elevators oh well

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