Posts Tagged ‘abandoned’

A Typewriter Even the Hipsters Can’t Love: IBM Model B, Abandoned, Free

Monday, August 25th, 2014

What a monster:

7J7C6060 copy

MacArthur Park, 94111, Abandoned

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Closed down in 2006:

MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
’cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh, nooooo

Word on the Street: Sarcastic Used Mattress Sales – “Runs Great!”

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Now if we’re talking consumer products, the last great bastions of pure sales are cars and, for some reason, mattresses.

Here on Oak Street in the Western A, the two industries collide:

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Abandoned Bay Area: Can You Guess the Function of This Forlorn Site? – It’s the Land of Wind and Ghosts and Geese

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here you go – you’re going to need to click to expand. There are a few clues in there:

SPOLIER

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A bird’s eye view”

SPOLIER

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That’s right, it’s a go-kart track. Or rather, it was a go-kart track.

Bayview Rise: The 187-Foot Tall Pterodactyl Murals of SF – Abandoned Grain Silo at Pier 90 Becomes a Giant Canvas

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Here it is, unexpected artwork seen right next to the 280:

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99 luftballons 
With dizzying effects and bright colors….

This is what the Port of San Francisco does with your money, it sends it up to Seattle to give to white people, just saying.

Turn Off the Dark: Our 88-Year-Old Pacific Telephone Building is Back in Business, Baby! 140 New Montgomery is All Lit Up

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Thusly:

You see, first it was all like this, abandoned, empty:

Then it was all like this, as seen from 225 Bush, a slightly older and slightly shorter building:

And then you could see through the thing, as seen earlier this year:

And now it’s a beacon at night.

I guess it’s called 140NM now? Ok fine.

So, first this building was commercial office space, then they wanted to change it to condos, and then they changed it back to office space, and now I’ll bet they wished they had stuck with the condo idea. Oh well.

Anyway, get all the deets on the Pacific Bell Building right here.

 

How Abandoned Should a Bicycle Become Before It’s OK to Harvest It for Parts?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

I guess if a bike has been locked up for months at the same place outside, you could say that its owner abandoned it due to theft of parts, but is it right to take parts yourself?

I’d say when a stolen bike reaches this point, propped up against a garbage can, you can feel good about taking whichever parts you want:

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I don’t know which SFGov agency is in charge of clearing out San Francisco’s numerous locked-up bike carcasses. Maybe it’s DPW?

The Dangers of Buying a Flat Screen TV That’s Too Small – Expensive $2000-Something Hitachi Already Abandoned

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

42 inches and 1080i? Was that a good combo back in 2007?

I think not.

My 2011-era 70-incher* from Costco cost less and is much better, obvs.  (It will go the distance, it will last for decades, IMO)

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Of course, things such as TVs always get better, but this extremely heavy, extremely thick plasma model for almost $3000 was simply too much, too soon. And now it’s busted but it became obsolete before then.

JMO

*Never hooked up to cable. Cable is for suckers. Oh, you have cable? You’re a sucker, sorry, tough love. 

The See-Through Skyscrapers of South of Market – Now Our PacBell Building Looks EVEN MORE Like It Belongs in Detroit

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

First, our PacBell Building in SoMA was all like this.

Then is was all like this.

Now it’s all like this, so you can see through entire floors.

Say hello to the higher floors of a totally gutted building:

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If only San Francisco were the Innovation Capital of the World or something, then we wouldn’t have a bunch of empty buildings sitting around for years and decades.

On It Goes…

Found Object: Glossy Porn Magazine with Hot-Sauce Lube – 6th and Geary Taco Bell/KFC, Inner Richmond

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Abandoned already, this San Francisco Magazine, the latest issue, the one with the long bit about Guy Fieri Lamborghini-stealing Max Wade:

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Wait… we’re at the Pizza Hut (What?)
We’re at the Taco Bell (What?)
We’re at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell