From California Street, starting in the lower right:
500 California, the Omni Hotel, these days anyway, ___ feet tall, 1927
650 California, the Hartford Building, 466 feet tall, 1964
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There’s a lot of history in this photo. Do you see the trend – taller and less ornate until, whoops we went too far…
You know who should write about this kind of stuff? John King. Get him a camera like this or something.