I guess Donald Trump owns about a third of the former BofA World HQ? Oh well, it doesn’t matter now, as the yet to be completed Salesforce Tower already towers over everything:
Posts Tagged ‘highest’
POOR DONALD! – Frisco’s Twin Towers, the Transamerica Pyramid and the BofA Building, Now Pwned by Salesforce TowerThursday, November 3rd, 2016
It’s Now Safer to Raise and Lower Flags on Top of City Hall – I Guess – Just Look at This Ugly WalkwayThursday, June 23rd, 2016
First, things were all like this atop City Hall, the highest* classical dome** in the Western*** Hemisphere.
But now they’re like this, with a more prominent walkway up there:
Safety First, I s’pose, consarn it. Really jumps out at you is what I’m saying…
*Yes, higher than the U.S. Capitol Building Back East. By design. Just ever so slightly. On purpose.
**So yes, it’s lower than the Superdome football stadium and whatnot.
***And yes, the Great Countries of Europe have domes what are bigger and older. They were the ones we copied from. Yet still, we have the Biggest Classical Dome in the New World, so we have that going for us…
Things were bad before, but I think we’re entering performance art territory here, up in Marin County.
“I feel like I just got mugged. They are charging $6.97 for regular (other yelpers posted pics). The average price for gas in northern California is $3.43. I will never EVER go here again even though it’s on my way home from work, FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS GO TO BRIDGEWAY GAS.”
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Send somebody, anybody up there to ask, “Hey, what’s the deal with the $8 gas?” Before that, buy a few gallons to see what the experience is like. Also, check for the purported dirtiness. Like “can you believe this is the bathroom of a gas station what charges* $200 to fill your** tank?!” And then you say, hey, I gots to fill up my right rear with air, and then see if Dude makes you pay for the privilege – well that’s agin the law, right? (But don’t send CW Nevius – he’d find a way to get rejected on this slam dunk, like he’d tell this story from the poor gas station owner’s ‘sperective, something like that. SPROOOOING off the rim, that’s what I’m talking about.) Anyway, engage, make it so.
*And call your economist buddy and ask about elasticities of demand for low-margin bidnesses. So let’s say the Shell down the street only makes a few pennies per gallon (and possibly makes more money selling high-margin snacks, you know, the way movie theaters do it), well, maybe it makes sense to cut your business by 95% if you can increase your margins by 10,000%, that kind of deal. Who knows, maybe Dude makes money some other way off of the property…
**I can remember the first time I paid $20 for a tank of gas. It was back in the 1990’s for a rusty Audi 5000 I bought from a doctor in Manoa Valley. And then back in the aughts, I remember paying $100 to fill the tank of a Land Cruiser up in, you guessed it, Marin County. I’ll remember the $200 threshold too, if and when I ever achieve it. (And if I filled up at Bridgeway today, I think I could almost, just almost make it to $200.)
This really stands out to me, perhaps it does to you as well:
Of course it’s the giant cross atop Hill Davidson
Now I’ll ask you, does crime pay? Or did it pay back in aught-seven, when metal “recyclers” stole the hundred-something pound bronze plaque up there to sell for hundred-something dollars? IDK.
Anyway, some people are still mad how the cross and all that land up there got sold for just $26K in a sweetheart deal, but byegones.
I never understood how SFGov could have a cross up there when I first moved to town, but now it all seems kosher…
What’s that – what about x, it’s larger? Yeah, but that one’s not in the Western Hemisphere.
What’s that – what about x, it’s higher? Nope, it’s not. City Hall is relatively new, just 99 years* old, due to the Big One in 1906. So they said, well, let’s make this one just a little bit taller.
What’s that – what about x, it’s way bigger? Yeah, but that’s new-school dome, not in the classic tradition.
*Hey, the 100th birthday is coming up in 2015. I’m sure that there will be a celebration. An extremely boring celebration
Well It’s Taken Seven Years, But the Bay to Breakers People and the MSM Agree That Hayes Street Hill is NOT the Highest Point of BtoBWednesday, May 14th, 2014
Now do you want to say that the top of Hayes Street Hill (aka Alamo Heights, aka the Hayes Street Cut, aka just a little bit east of Hayes and Pierce) FEELS like the highest point, well then be my guest, Gentle Reader.
But after you go down Hayes to Fell and Divisadero, you’re back to climbing a long climb until you get to the pass at Prayerbook Cross well into Golden Gate Park. So the “gentle downhill to the ocean” don’t start, as was widely reported, at the HSH, but rather several klicks away in GGP.
I declare victory.
The BtoB peeps were early with the signs telling all about this Sunday’s annual fun-run / community gathering.
That _should_ cut down on the number of towed cars hauled away early Sunday morning, but it might not – we’ll see.
(Oh and the panicky NIMBY millionaires of Alamo Heights appear to be one notch less panicky this year, for some reason. Yay!)
SFGov Isn’t For Sale But, “GROUP AUCTION: Four Highest Bidders Will Meet With the Mayor of San Francisco Ed Lee”Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Read the news and turn the pages:
The soul is for hire/
And they’ve sold the heart
* I think I know this gal – she’s a realtor, #1 on the west side
A Small Victory: Organizers Finally Recognize Hayes Street Hill is NOT the Highest Point of the Bay to BreakersThursday, February 27th, 2014
First things first, let’s prove that the top of the Hayes Street Hill on Hayes Street is not the highest point of the current B to B route.
And here’s another shot at it:
And here’s a contour map of the Hayes Street area:
So that’s it.
“Under Armour will have a strong race day presence as the official sponsor of the notoriously challenging “Hayes Hill,” awarding prizes to the fastest hill runners from select racing categories.”
(People from around here call it Hayes Street Hill, but otherwise this is fine. The name of the hill itself is Alamo Heights.)
This was what the organizers used to say every year:
“Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore and Steiner, bringing them to the highest point in the race, approximately 215 feet above sea level. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle and through Golden Gate Park.”
So yeah, the course gradually flows downhill, but only after peaking in Golden Gate Park.
All right, let’s see how the MSM handles this in 2014…