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What’s that – what about x, it’s larger? Yeah, but that one’s not in the Western Hemisphere.
What’s that – what about x, it’s higher? Nope, it’s not. City Hall is relatively new, just 99 years* old, due to the Big One in 1906. So they said, well, let’s make this one just a little bit taller.
What’s that – what about x, it’s way bigger? Yeah, but that’s new-school dome, not in the classic tradition.
*Hey, the 100th birthday is coming up in 2015. I’m sure that there will be a celebration. An extremely boring celebration
This is the scene days after our most recent election – one hopes this promotional effort for the incumbent Supervisor won’t stick around* for too much longer.
In any event, you can never be too careful when your Conditional Use authorization is under such scrutiny.
Hey, guess how many NIMBY’s complained about the Bridge being turned into the brand-new San Francisco Baseball Academy? Zero.**
So, PLAY BALL, somehow, inside of an old 1930’s-style movie house:
On It Goes…
*It was part of my job to change the marquee at this Landmark-owned theatre, back in the day. That was no picnic. (Another part was to console the owners of cars that had been stolen from our parking lot. Back then, criminals wouldn’t smash and grab – they’d steal the whole car. Ah mem’ries…)
**It’s the West Side, nobody cares. Target? Bring it. Chipotle? Coming soon, just up the street near Masonic. Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell? Maybe someday…
Insert “sliver” building here, right in the middle, just to the left of Geary:
1481 Post is like 8 Washington, and yet not like 8 Washington…
…or better B?
Only one of these buildings is a “stunning victory for architectural freedom over bureaucratic stupidity.”
But You Make The Call, Gentle Reader.
In other news, Octavia Boulevard continues to be a failure. What went wrong? What can we do to avoid future mistakes like Octavia Boulevard? IMO, there was waaaay to much input from self-interested millionaires who lived in Hayes Valley.
Was this what was intended for a bank branch?
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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