Was this what was intended for a bank branch?
Posts Tagged ‘bank of america’
What Looks Great to the SF Planning Department Looks Horrible to Me: What Was BofA Supposed to do with These Ersatz “Windows?”Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Chalet du Bank of America: Designed by NIMBYs and the Planning Commission to Co-Exist with the Western AdditionTuesday, June 17th, 2014
Now why should a bank branch look like this? Like, who lives up there? Oh, nobody?
As seen in the East of Panhandle Area (EoPA) just south of NoPA and north of SoPA:
IDK, perhaps banks should look like banks?
Just asking the all-knowing, all-seeing, and never-influenced-by-petty-politics San Francisco Planning Commission
Financial District Nazgul – The Freakiest Thing You’ll Ever See in the 94104 – “Faceless Rooftop Wraiths”Friday, January 18th, 2013
Twelve feet tall they are:
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Man, the cops are all over the place in and around Union Square these days, the better to protect the all-important holiday shopper.
So that means SFPD vehicles parked all over, as a show of force for newly-arrived felons, including your Mobile Command Centers One, Two, and/or Three, and beat cops just standing around the corner of Fifth and Market answering tourists’ requests about which direction is the Metreon, that kind of thing.
And if you’re a drug dealer, the SFPD will literally tell you to conduct your business a few blocks up Market near Turk, you know, in the Twitterloin containment / enterprise zone, where you belong.
A half-dozen cops, one felon, Market Street betwixt Fifth and Sixth:
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Look for things to get back to normal starting the morning of January 1, 2013…
These 12-Foot-Tall Statues High Atop the 580 California Building Will FREAK YOU OUT the First Time You See ThemFriday, July 27th, 2012
Here’s what you can see across the street from the former Bank of America World Headquarters at 555 California betwixt Kearny and Montgomery in the Financh.
OMG, On My Guard:
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That’s right, it’s the art at the top of 580 California:
The LA Times calls these twelve statures “faceless rooftop wraiths.”
Avert your gaze.
But these workers inside 580 have no choice:
- State Farm Insurance
- Blurb, Inc.
- Charles Schwab
- Consulate General of Canada
- Merrill Lynch
- Northern Trust Corporation
- Swinerton & Walberg
- The Jejune Institute
Pray for them.
Justin Herman Plaza Update: 2011 Had OccupySF, Opposing Bank of America, But 2012 Has “Bank of America Sunday Streets”Monday, March 12th, 2012
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You see, back in 2011, we opposed Bank of America, but now everything’s A-OK, it would seem.
2011 was bad for BofA, but spending a few thousand dollars on Sunday Streets makes up for that, the thinking goes.
*Kind of lackluster, actually. People don’t seem to care as much about this event as much anymore. It’s become more kind of a private-public, corporatist, corporate sell-out these days. Anyway, you can see some of its tents on the left and a few cyclists going past the Ferry Building, if you look hard enough.
The Urban Assault Vehicle that Shut Down OccupySF – SFPD’s Mobile Command One Parked Between 101 Market and JHPThursday, December 15th, 2011
Here it is, Mobile Command One, guarding a Bank of America branch at 49 Market betwixt OccupySF’s former Justin Herman Plaza location and OccupySF’s former annex location at 101 Market in front of our Federal Reserve Building:
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This thing is big, just like Mobile Command Two, which, once again, is parked up Market these days in Union Square, you know, to catch the seasonal shoplifters.
However, Mobile Command Three is less impressive – it gets spray painted by taggers on Sixth Street sometimes, no respect at all.
Now you better know your SFPD Mobile Commands.