Posts Tagged ‘building’

Pale Male, West Coast? This Hawk Sure Seems to Like Hanging About the Transamerica Pyramid

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Flying about and perching up there, way up high, like Pale Male of New Yawk City:


Word on the Street: “EAT CRAB”

Friday, October 14th, 2016

From the Joe Dimaggio Building:


“What I don’t understand, is why you ask where I’ve gone. I just did a Mr. Coffee commercial, I’m a spokesman for the Bowery Savings Bank and I haven’t gone anywhere!”

Salesforce Tower is Coming Along Nicely in SoMA – Giant “Eye of Sauron the Great” to be Installed Next Week

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

As it looks from my ‘hood at Zero Dark Thirty:


Artist’s conception of finished tower after installation:


The Terrible Zigûr will keep an “eye” on Mount Sutro, depicted at right, and maybe buy Twitter, who knows.

When asked for comment, Gorthaur the Cruel cryptically bellowed, “Bedrock, baby!”

That’s a good one, Sauron. Keep ’em coming.

Welcome to town, Dark Lord.

An MC-130P “Combat Shadow” Over Frisco’s Financh – Special Forces, Retired – Now Does Search and Rescue Out of Moffett Field

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

One of the four Combat Shadows of Moffett Federal Field’s 130th Rescue Squadron, I believe:


Look at all them fuel tanks.

The Walls Atop the Transamerica Pyramid are not as Solid as You Might Think

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

This crazy building gets super small at the top, so there’s little room for window washing rigging. What I thought was a solid wall is just some aluminum(?) paneling?


News to me…

Oh, Hello SalesForce Tower – Gee, You’re Kind of Blue

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Temporarily, I s’pose.

Still, it’s quite striking if you’re not yet used to seeing this building.

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Hey, Salesforce Tower – do you, you know, considering the landfill issue, go all the way down to bedrock? Oh you do? Awesome.

But Is It Art: Twitterloin’s “NEMA” Building to Unveil Snapchat-Centric “WALL OF GOOD LOOKS” at 10th and Market – FREE DONUTS!

Friday, August 19th, 2016

(From the people who brought us “AMENITIES, NOT ENEMIES.” Ah, mem’ries.)

Here it is:

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“We’re thrilled to announce the unveiling of the “Wall of Good Looks”, an interactive public art installation showcased along NEMA’s Market Street windows.  Grab your smart phones and a few friends to join us for some photo fun! To kick off the event at 8 10th Street, FREE DONUTS will be given to all who join us on Sunday, August 21st from 4-6pm! In celebration of the Wall of Good Looks debut, NEMA will also be releasing a five day sequence of custom-designed Snapchat filters starting this Sunday, 8/21, through Thursday, 8/25, from 4-6 p.m. Those who enter the specified geo-perimeter will be able to take Snapchat selfies to share with friends during this limited time.”

I’ll just note that the word “art” and its derivatives was used 11 times in this announcement.

I’ll also note that the people who work at/for the NEMA building seem to have a lot of time to spend on Yelp…

Stonehenge, 94104 – What Do These Shadows Mean? – This is What Summer in Frisco Looks Like

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Noontime on a dreaded sunny day in August:

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Look at the Efforts We Go To So That EVERYBODY CAN HAVE A CORNER OFFICE – Donald Trump’s “Triple Nickel,” Sort Of

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Our BofA Building, the largest in Frisco, is known by one and all as “Triple Five Cal” AFAIK, but there was an effort to start calling it the Triple Nickel not too long ago. Oh, and Donald Trump owns a piece of it, so that explains the “sort of.”

Anyway, the whole sawtoothed design on the exterior was so that every windowed office was a corner office. See?

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(Afore the Carnelian Room went out of biz I sat for dinner in one of these corners on the second highest floor – San Francisco Magazine (the actual physical magazine) had a coupon (made of cardboard, an insert) inside what said “Complete Dinner For Two” for just $49.95. “Score,” I said. 180 degrees of window, man. Ah memories. I suppose I had the same view as all the office workers. Impressive, sure. The view, that is.)

But how do you clean the windows – like this, with a giant telescoping arm what needs to jut out more and more as the workers descend?

Wow, a little scary…

This “COMING SOON FOR LEASE” Sign on Our Hibernia Bank Building Might Have Made Sense a Year Ago…

Friday, August 12th, 2016

…but not now, in late Summer, Aught-Sixteen:

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Does this building represent the “revitalization* of the Tenderloin,” or the opposite?


“Even if these improvements can be made [and oh, they were, to the tune of $18 million or so], one must ask if it is worth the trouble. The building will still be sitting in the middle of the worst of Mid-Market.”

*Something promised each and every year I’ve lived in Frisco…