Posts Tagged ‘aerial’

San Francisco’s Proposed Ban on Aerial Advertising is Just Asking for Litigation – Lots and Lots of Litigation

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

And I’ll tell you, the ban, if enacted, will work about as well as our ban on “rolling billboard” trucks, which is not well at all.

Hello, BOS? You can’t rely on the Honolulu decision. Well, maybe technically you can.*

But if they millionaires of SoMA are crying, I guess you all should pass whatever unconstitutional crap you want, what do I care.

As seen (over Union Square) (and heard only a little) yesterday, the scourge of millionaire condo owners everywhere:

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*But not IRL, not really.

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:

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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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The Last Time an Ad in the Yellow Pages Worked: How FEMA Found an Aerial Photographer After 9/11

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

After 9/11, FEMA needed somebody to go up in a chopper every day for nine months to document recovery and removal. A certain Mr. Brown was the man for the job.

Check it, from the NYT, via Todd Lapin:

“Do you do aerial photography?” the caller asked.

“Sure,” Mr. Brown said. “If you have a plane or a helicopter.”

“We have planes and helicopters,” the caller replied.

But, “The truth was, he had never done aerial work.” Uh oh.

Nevertheless, it was all good, and the rest is history.

From before the time the telephone book industry got demolished by the Internet:

Cameras sure were big back then, huh?

Cloud City: Spot Your Place in This Aerial View of Noe Valley and Surrounding Areas

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Check out this shot at the Telstar Logistics Flickrstream to get the annotations.

Our West Bay under the clouds, as per usual:

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Looks a little hilly, huh?

Sky1Ron Spots Early-Risers from Hundreds of Feet Over Baker Beach – Don’t Disturb the Lazy Sunbathers

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Our Sky1Ron was shocked to see people up at sunrise to enjoy Baker Beach the other day.

People on the beaches already?!

Yep?

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A world war
was announced
days ago
but they didn’t know
the lazy sunbathers
the lazy sunbathers

the sun burns through
to the planet’s core
and it isn’t enough
they want more

Nothing
appears
to be
between the ears of
the lazy sunbathers
too jaded
to question stagnation

the sun burns through
to the planet’s core
and it isn’t enough
they want more

Religions fall
children shelled
“…CHILDREN SHELLED? THAT’S ALL
VERY WELL, BUT WOULD YOU
PLEASE KEEP THE NOISE
DOWN LOW?
BECAUSE YOU’RE WAKING
THE LAZY SUNBATHERS…”

An Early Morning Shot from Sky1Ron Shows Just What Kind of Nothingburger Treasure Island Actually Is

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sky1Ron, San Francisco’s very own Arnie Pye In the Sky, has another nice shot, this time from sunrise above Alameda County.

That three-foot-high sand spit you see jutting into San Francisco Bay is your vaunted Treasure Island.

Doesn’t look like too much, huh?

S1R

And here’s how she appeared 75 years ago. Is this terra all that firma?

Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find

Too late, the prophets cry
The island’s sinking, lets take to the sky

The Slapped-Together Aircraft Advertising Rum Above San Francisco

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Would you look at this airplane seen flying above San Francisco? It’s life-size, not a model. Can you see the Volkswagen Beetle-esque four cylinder boxer motor hanging off the front of it? Appears to be home-made.

It’s amazing that this little thing could tow a billboard (for refreshing Malibu Rum in this case) but that’s what it was doing. No N-Number visible – perhaps this aircraft is too small a plane to need to register with the pesky F.A.A.

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Maybe you can’t advertise hard liquor on billboards near public schools anymore, but you can always fly low and slow right above the schools.

Hurray.