Posts Tagged ‘2016’

Julian Guthrie, the Oracle for Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Thinks That Larry is “Funding” the America’s Cup – WTF?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Oh poor Larry Ellison!

Apparently, having the taxpayers of San Francisco fund his boat race debacle is taxing his nerves.

Per sycophantic Julian Guthrie:

Larry talked to me candidly about the challenge of working with the city. So if he wins again, I would guess that unless the city comes up with a lot of money to keep the cup here, it’s going elsewhere. Larry’s not going to keep funding it himself. Personally, I can’t imagine that there would be an America’s Cup in San Francisco again.”

Now, does Larry have an official spokesmodel? (I don’t think so. Else Larry might have issued a statement after the death of Andrew Simpson.) So I guess Julian Guthrie is serving in this capacity? OK fine.

Uh, Larry Ellison/Julian Guthrie, don’t you realize that the City of San Francisco is funding the 2013 America’s Cup? 

So, Larry Ellison, it’s you who owes us money, not the other way ’round.

That’s Issue One.

Issue Two is this: Julian Guthrie, you’ve ridden this douche canoe so far upriver that you’ve lost touch with reality. You have access, but what have you done with it?

Ron Paul for President Booster Drives Plymouth Valiant Unironically

Friday, November 30th, 2012

2016 is just four years away:

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OMG, It’s Your Larger, $555,000,000 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) – Free Ground-Level Galleries Coming!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Well, here it is, from Snøhetta Arkitektur Landskap AS with love, it’s your new SFMOMA.

That white structure shows what the expansion will look like come 2016:

Click to expand – Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Aerial Southeast Façade; all images courtesy Snøhetta

And check the video:

Get all the deets from your SFMOMA OPEN SPACE Blog:

“This morning, SFMOMA unveiled new design details of the expanded building project. The expansion, as you likely know by now,  is being designed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA, and this morning Craig Dykers, one of the principals of the firm, talkedSFMOMA staff through a presentation of the new designs. There will be new education spaces, lots of light, and ground-level galleries and orientation spaces that will be free to the public.  Craig will be presenting and discussing details of the new design for the first time in public tomorrow evening, in YBCA’s Novellus theater. You’ll also be able to watch his presentation LIVEonline, HERE.

Have you got questions for the architects? Don’t miss Rooftop TV: The Future SFMOMA, a special interactive webcast conversation with Craig and some fantastic guests, Friday morning, 11:00 a.m.

Groundbreaking for the expansion is scheduled for summer 2013, with completion of new digs projected for early 2016.  Here’s the PRESS RELEASE. There’s more detailed info on our expansion page.”

All right, a few more images of all the new work below and ever more deets after the jump

Bon courage, SFMOMA!

Isn’t it kewl?

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Here Comes Big Dig West – Groundbreaking for the Central Subway Begins

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Today’s groundbreaking for our new subway was quite the affair. The Central T will open for business sometime in 20xx – that’s pretty much an inevitability now.

Of course back in the day, we had naysayers. But they’ve given up. After all:  

‘This is not going to become the Big Dig.”

All right, I’ll bite. This is not going to become the Big Dig because….? Because why? That remains unstated, unarticulated.

The scene this morning, under a SoMA freeway:

via anglisa

So, yes, of course Boston’s disastrous Central Artery/Tunnel Project isn’t San Francisco’s Central Subway Project. But will there be massive overruns? Sure, I mean they’re pretty much baked into the cake, right? Interested parties would love to see cost overruns – that’s the primary reason why these things happen.

Will San Francisco be better off with this subway than without? Probably.

Will San Franciscans use it? Sure.

All right, thanks for our new subway, America. We’ll get more use out of it than people up north got out of the Everitt Memorial Highway. (Your federal tax dollars paid for that one too. Oh well.) 

Let’s Hope It All Works Out.

All the deets, after the jump

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