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Azuria Glass: The Reason Why San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel Will Never Fit In

Friday, March 6th, 2009

How blue is Azuria (nee Azurlite), the “spectrally sensitive” glass from PPG (nee Pittsburg Plate Glass) Industries, Inc.? Blue enough for the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas but too blue for San Francisco? You might think that, after seeing the stubby InterContinental San Francisco Hotel (artist’s conception here) from the Sky Terrace Privately Owned Public Open Space at 835 Market Street.

But that’s all right. So you’re a little blue, IC. I’m sure you look nice inside.  

Compare it with the old-school, 100-year-old green glass of the Westfield’s San Francisco Centre Emporium Dome:

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Welcome to the neighborhood, IC. May you live 100 years.