Flying about and perching up there, way up high, like Pale Male of New Yawk City:
Posts Tagged ‘building’
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 WeekThursday, 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 FieldWednesday, 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.
Temporarily, I s’pose.
Still, it’s quite striking if you’re not yet used to seeing this building.
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.)
“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…
Look at the Efforts We Go To So That EVERYBODY CAN HAVE A CORNER OFFICE – Donald Trump’s “Triple Nickel,” Sort OfMonday, 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?
(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…
…but not now, in late Summer, Aught-Sixteen:
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…