Posts Tagged ‘playoffs’

What San Francisco 49ers Fever Looked Like on the Race to the Super Bowl – Great Photo from the Civic Center Blog

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This shot from Michael Strickland almost looks as if it were staged, but it wasn’t:

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See you next year, same time, same place!

Until then, enjoy this folk art now installed on Geary in the Inner Richmond District:

San Francisco City Hall Goes 49ers Red and Metallic Gold for Our 49ers – 2013 Edition

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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City Hall Goes Orange for the 2012 San Francisco Giants – And This Color Will Work for Halloween Too

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Like this.

Celebrating another good year:

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09/25
Diamondbacks
7
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2
Giants
09/26
Diamondbacks
0
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6
Giants
09/27
Diamondbacks
3
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7
Giants
09/28
Giants
3
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1
Padres
09/29
Giants
3
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7
Padres
09/30
Giants
7
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5
Padres
10/01
Giants
2
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3
Dodgers
10/02
Giants
4
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3
Dodgers
10/03
Giants
vs
Dodgers

Tink happy tots!

OMG, Ride the E-Line “Twin Torpedos” for Free This Weekend! Volunteer to be a Temporary Streetcar Docent

Monday, October 1st, 2012

How would you like to volunteer as a docent helping out with the new-school / old-school E-line on October 6-7, 2012?

First, some background about how busy the 415 will be this weekend:

“Looking at what’s scheduled for that weekend, there might not be room in the city for many more people, much less cars. First, there’s the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, a three-day event that drew about 800,000 people last year. That Sunday afternoon, the 49ers play the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park, while the Giants are hoping for weekend playoff games at AT&T Park, all guaranteed sellouts. About 60,000 people typically attend the Castro Street Fair, scheduled for that Sunday, while thousands more will jam North Beach for the annual Italian Heritage Parade at 12:30 on the same day. A different crowd will probably be at the Burning Man Decompression street fair, also that Sunday afternoon. To add to the fun, two mega cruise ships are expected to dock at Pier 35 over the weekend, disgorging thousands more tourists. Then, of course, there’s Fleet Week, which brings thousands of sailors and as many as a million visitors to the waterfront for the weekend.”

So you’ll be needed to help out all the visitors moving around on the Twin Torpedos, streetcars 1006 and 1008:

“We need several more docents to work the stops along the E-line on October 6 and 7, helping riders find the right platform and providing information about the service. We have docent books prepared by Paul Lucas, so it’s easy to learn what to do. If you’re interested, send us an email and we’ll get back to you.”

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Act now.

One Rincon Hill Weather Beacon Gets in On the Fun – Illuminated Crown Goes Orange for the Giants

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Now, it’s not just City Hall and Coit Tower lit up all orange, ’cause One Rincon Hill (the building that pwned the Infinity Towers) is going Giants Orange for the duration of the 2010 MLB playoffs.

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All the deets:

RINCON HILL WEATHER BEACON SALUTES THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS’ DIVISION CROWN – Illuminated crown on One Rincon Hill takes a break from its daily weather forecast to celebrate the Giants’ playoff run with orange light display

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 8, 2010) – The Rincon Hill Weather Beacon, the lighted “crown” adorning One Rincon Hill, a San Francisco landmark atop Rincon Hill, is celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ division crown and playoff run along with the rest of the City. 
 
The 64-story luxury condominium building, among the tallest structures on the San Francisco skyline and the first marker at the foot of the Bay Bridge into the City, is taking a break from it weather forecast hues of red, blue, green and amber, and switching to orange.  The special color illumination began last night and will continue through the rest of the Giants’ playoff (and potential World Series) run. 
 
The Rincon Hill Weather Beacon is a first in the Bay Area, and carries the tradition of other tall buildings worldwide which have used their height and prominence to provide the local weather forecast in a code of colored or flashing lights.  It also pays homage to the former Bank of America Clock Tower (originally the Union 76 Clock Tower), previously a fixture on the site where One Rincon Hill’s residential condos now rise, and where residents and visitors once looked to Rincon Hill for  “timely” but useful daily information from a digital clock.  Today, Rincon Hill’s Weather Beacon provides a weather forecast visible from the approach into the City from the East Bay and from much of the SoMa District.
 
“Currently with more than 450 residents, One Rincon Hill is proud to be able to support the team and help illuminate the spirit of San Francisco Giants fans everywhere with our beacon,” said David Kriozere, principal of Urban West Associates, the developer of One Rincon Hill. “Our weather beacon adds to the beauty of San Francisco’s skyline and One Rincon Hill’s place in it, acknowledges the neighborhood’s past and illuminates the tremendous change and bright future of Rincon Hill, South of Market and the entire region.”
 
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Giants vs. Braves – Gavin Newsom Makes a Small Bet with Mayor of Atlanta – But What If We Could Gamble with MUNI?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I don’t know, instead of wagering “treats and foodstuffs” with Atlanta, GA (see below) what if we could put up our transit system against their transit system?

Think about it, if the Giants won the National League playoffs, then we’d get MARTA lock, stock and barrel, why not?

And then, the satisfaction rate with San Francisco transit would rise from the dismal level of 52%, an F grade, basically, all the way up to 79%, which is MARTA’s current rate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a B+ kind of transit system instead of a sub D- kind of system? Mmmmm…

Anyway, look forward to a delivery from Fox Brothers BBQ soon – it should arrive in a week or two.  

Mayor Newsom was joined by Giants President Larry Baer in raising the Giants flag at City Hall, Wednesday, October 6, 2010″

Via Gavin Newsom

MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM AND ATLANTA MAYOR KASIM REED MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER ON SAN FRANCISCO-ATLANTA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF SERIES – Mayors Agree to Fly Winning Team’s Flag Over Losing Team’s City Hall, Offer Personal City Tours & Selection of City’s Best Treats Following Best of Five Series

San Francisco, CA–In a phone call this morning, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed agreed to a friendly wager between the two cities as the National League playoff series between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves begins tonight.

Mayors Newsom and Reed agreed to fly the series-winning team flag over the losing city’s City Hall next week, and, working with the San Francisco and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureaus, the office of the winning City’s mayor will receive a package of the losing City’s best treats and foodstuffs.  The Mayors also offered to give a personal tour of their cities attractions and icons one day to the winning mayor.

“I’ve been a Giants fan all my life, and the whole City is proud of our hometown team and what they’ve accomplished so far this year,” said Mayor Newsom. “Making the playoffs is a big win for the economies and civic pride of both our cities, but I’m really looking forward to seeing the Giants’ flag wave over Atlanta City Hall next week.  Here’s to a great series against Atlanta.  Go Giants!”

Mayor Newsom also announced that, in addition to continuing to light San Francisco City Hall in orange in a show of Giants pride, beginning tonight, Coit Tower will also be lit in Giants Orange through the Giants’ playoff run.  Yesterday, Mayor Newsom joined San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer and Giants fans to raise the Giants flag over San Francisco City Hall.

City Hall Lit Up Orange to Celebrate the Giants Becoming National League West Champions – A Halloween World Series?

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This is sort of what our City Hall, the highest Baroque-style dome* in the Western Hemisphere, looks like these days.

The color’s right, anyway. It’s Giants Orange (Anaranjado de Gigantes). Perfect for Halloween, right?

Well, if the Giants win the World Series in four, then we’ll be celebrating on the night of Halloween, October 31st, 2010. (Maybe they could shut down the streets and then we’d march around City Hall counterclockwise or something….)

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Or, there’s this version, if you’d prefer:

Via jesmith81

And here’s a standout tripod-shot photo from last night.

Go Giants!

*Is it bigger than the U.S. Capitol Building in DC? Sure, why not? Depends on how you look at it, tho.

The building’s vast open space is more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) and occupying two full city blocks. It is 390 ft (120 m) between on Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street, and 273 ft (83 m) between Grove and McAllister Streets. Its dome, which owes much to Mansart‘s Baroque dome of Les Invalides, Paris, is the fifth largest dome in the world, rising 307.5 ft (93.7 m) above the Civic Center Historic District. It is 14 in (360 mm) higher than the United States Capitol, and has a diameter of 366 ft (112 m), resting upon 4 x 50 ton (3.5 x 44.5 metric ton) and 4 x 20 ton girders (3.5 x 17.8 ton), each 9 ft (2.7 m) deep and 60 ft (18 m).