Posts Tagged ‘buidling’

MISSION JAPANESE BEER GARDEN – Tonight, 5:00 to 8:00 PM – With Street Food – Wix Lounge, 22nd Street

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Tonight, tonight, tonight:

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All the deets.

See you there!

Waiting to See Obama from a Brick Building on California Street

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

As seen yesterday:

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Lonesome Herbie: A Solitary University of the Pacific Dental School Student Studies in the Western Addition

Friday, July 1st, 2011

You know, whenever there’s a fire or a false alarm at these dorm rooms for San Francisco’s UOP Dental School, the students come out to Post street in their PJs carrying their thick books.

Then, after about five minutes of chatter, most of them start reading their books again, by streetlamp, shivering, I’m srsly.

Keep on studying, Herbie!

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Keep on studying even though everybody else is on summer vacay.

Someday, you’ll be a dentist!

Know Your Western Addition: Jessup’s Physical Culture Studio at the Russian Center on Sutter Street

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A building next to 1939′s Russian Center came down a few years back to reveal this:

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“Physical Culture?” (Sounds like a major for a jock from Stanfoo, actually.) Turns out that when you add in “studio” that it’s grizzled prospector talk for “gym.”

Anyway, the whole joint looks like it’s from the Mission or the SoMA.

Check it out, next time your about the eastern slopes of Trader Joe’s Hill…

A Day in the Life of McAllister: #2, Spot the Pre-WWII Japanese Embassy up in Pacific Heights

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Or consulate, that’s what we’d call it these days, but back in the day, people tended to call these buildings embassies.

Anyway, it’s in there, somewhere in Specific Whites.

Word is that on December 7th, 1941 people in the nabe saw chimney smoke coming up, you know, from the burning of diplomatic papers…

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Anyway, some lady owns it now, AFAIK.

Bon Courage, Japan.

The Crumbling Toyota Dealerships of San Francisco’s West Bay: Unreinforced Masonry + Sand Dunes = ???

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This UMB (or  URM) building on Geary way out in the West Bay will soon be history, looks like.

[UPDATE: Uh, no, the building will be gussied up and LEEDed up and up and running by July 4th, 2011, per the Richmond District Blog.]

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Yet San Francisco Toyota continues to sell products from the once and future and current Best Car Company in the World. (Sorry, plaintiffs’ attorneys…)

(Too bad I’m not a Mommy Blogger, else I’d have an Amazon gift card coming to me right now…)

Primary Colors of Twin Peaks: The Neighbor of the Most Purplest Church in America is Similarly Colorful

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Check out A Woman’s Eye (AWE) Gallery up near Twin Peaks near the most purplest Church in America

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How colorful we are!

The Curious Architecture of Our Cabrillo Street Safeway – Entryway Looks Like an Air Traffic Control Tower, Non?

Friday, October 15th, 2010

This is the scene at the Safeway on 7th and Cabrillo. Doesn’t the entrance look like an air traffic control tower?

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(Appears as if the windows are cinder blocks, else the place could make a nice in-law apartment, right? A set of stairs or an elevator and you’d be all set.)

I don’t know, maybe the NIMBYs of the Inner Richmond demanded the funky design, or maybe Safeway did it that way thinking it was doing us a favor.

No matter, the NIMBY’s of the East Bay (they’re called Stakeholders* over there, for some reason) seem to consider our Cabrillo Safeway something of a paragon, what with its “state-of-the-art Lifestyle Interior” ‘n stuff.

Now, for some reason, the longest waiting time I’ve ever experienced at a Costco seems to be about the average waiting time at this particular store, don’t know why.

But don’t leave us, Safeway #2646 (the way that Albertsons done.) We still love you no matter how goofy those meddlesome homeowners associations made you look.

If Safeway works on these unannounced inspection violations, it’ll be fine:

019 (CFR) Inadequate/Inaccessible handwashing facilities & supplies 
020 (CFR) Improper hot/cold holding temperatures 
033 (CFR) Foods not separated or protected 
041 (CFR) Foods improperly labeled or misrepresented 
042 (CFR) Non Food Contact Surface Unclean 
054 (CFR) Floors, Walls, Ceilings Improperly constructed, in disrepair, not clean 
056 (CFR) Permit/Inspection Not Posted 
062 (CFR) Other – (Specify in report)

That was from a year ago, tho. I’m sure they’ve righted the ship by now.

We Can Only Hope…

*A taste of what Safeway Inc. has to deal with in the 510, after the jump.

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Skyscraperman Dan Goodwin Takes on Our Millennium Tower – Refuses Orders to Stop Climb

Monday, September 6th, 2010

This is the scene today in the SoMA, where Skyscraperman and cancer survivor Dan Goodwin is adding our Millennium Tower at 301 Mission to his list of climbed buildings.

SFist has a nice shot posted.

Looks like he needed something to do after his Extreme Delivery deal with Dominoes Pizzato climb the Campanile Tower at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las got cancelled.

Can you see the fellow on the right trying to talk to Dan from the partially open window? Dan paid no attention to him so the window guy shut his window after about 15 seconds. Click to expand:

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The Welcome Wagon awaits:

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Is this man really 55 years old?

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Apparently.

What do you think it’ll cost the SFPD to manage this falderal when all is said and done?

And what will Kamala Harris charge him with? How about: 

Disorderly conduct;

Public nuisance;

Criminal trespass; and

Criminal damage to property?

You know, for starters. Could this become an issue for Steve Cooley to use in the race for California Attorney General if Kamala goes too easy on Spider Dan?

We’ll see.

Famous Stan Lee will close this one out with the deets on his Dan’s life story:

What a story!

Here’s this young guy, Dan Goodwin, seemingly normal in every respect, who ends up emulating his comicbook hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, in real life!

After witnessing the tragic fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on November 21st, 1980, Dan became a man with a mission. A mission made all the more urgent after the horrible event in New York on September 11th, 2001.

We’ve all seen the newspaper and TV accounts of Dan’s incredible feats, his scaling the outside walls of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the World Trade Center in New York. But SpiderDan (as the media dubbed him) is far more than a publicity-seeking opportunist. There has been an unflagging, altruistic purpose to his widely-heralded, attention-getting climbs. This amazing young man has elected to put his new-found fame to a most worthy cause, a cause that should be at the very top of our nation’s priorities today.

Aware of the fact that America’s skyscrapers are, and always will be, vulnerable to future terrorist attacks, Dan Goodwin has devoted his time and his fame to sponsoring the world’s first Skyscraper Defense Act. Its goal is admirable, its purpose clear, its need painfully apparent. The Skyscraper Defense Act would fund the creation and training of super elite rescue teams throughout the United States capable of rescuing victims from burning skyscrapers through the use of specially designed hovering helicopters, cables and highly trained professionals able to scale the exteriors of such buildings.

I’m proud to think that a superhero like Spider-Man, with whom I’m so closely connected, might have influenced Dan Goodwin in any way and might bear some share of the credit for the concept of the much needed and much admired Skyscraper Defense Act.

So, here’s to SpiderDan. It’s a kick to be able to welcome a real life superhero into the proud pantheon of American icons!

Excelsior!

Stan Lee

The Lights are On But No One’s Home at the Presidio’s Abandoned Building 1201

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Here’s the entrance to our Presidio‘s abandoned Building 1201 up at Fort Winfield Scott.

It’s just as you’d expect, with a padlock on the door and a somewhat phallic military theme up front:

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And there’s a Keep Out sign, of course, as expected:

But, why are its interior lights on 24-7?

Just askin’