Posts Tagged ‘Renzo Piano’

To Its Credit, the “Green Roof” of Our California Academy of Sciences is Looking Pretty Brown These Days – “Drought Conversation” Coming August 14-15

Monday, July 27th, 2015

This is the brownest I can recall see the Living Roof (aka Green Roof) of our CalAcademy Building in Golden Gate Park since it was first getting established about 7-8 years ago:

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IDK, maybe it’s been browner at some point, but it’s never been and it will never be as green as some thought it would be.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Bay Area H2O
August 14-15 | 10 am – 4 pm
What does the drought mean for the Bay Area’s people, plants, and animals? Join this special two-day conversation on our museum floor, and learn how the drought impacts local lives.”

The View Looking Up from Elim, the Narrowest Street in San Francisco

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

See?

Elim Street is very narrow:

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Maybe someday, the sun will shine on Elim once again…

Riding Elim, San Francisco’s Narrowest and Shortest Street – Is This Legal? – A Landmark in SoMA

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Tiny Elim Street used to labour in obscurity, but no longer – it’s gotten a lot of attention this past year.

Anyway, it might not be long for this world.

Oh well.

Confronting The Pigeon:

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The part between the two buildings that face First Street is about seven feet. (My man-hands would need to be ever so slightly larger to be able to touch both buildings at the same time.)

And here’s the rest of Elim, a haven for smokers near Golden Gate University, apparently.

A possible future occupant:

Seven-Foot-Wide Elim Street, Betwixt First and Second and Market and Mission, is Having a Heck of a Year

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Tiny Elim Street used to labour in obscurity, but no longer – it’s gotten a lot of attention this past year.

Anyway, it might not be long for this world. Oh well

The part between the two buildings that face First Street is just a skosh wider than six feet. (My man-hands would need to be ever so slightly larger to be able to touch both buildings at the same time.)

Anyway, the narrow part of Elim is less than eight feet wide, but, even so, a MINI Cooper could pass through* if you took off the rear view mirrors, I s’pose:

Click to expand. This is a bit of an optical delusion – the top of the brick building is at the top of the photo.

And here’s the rest of Elim, a haven for smokers near Golden Gate University, apparently.

A possible future occupant:

Looks like Jesse will be O.K. but tiny Elim is endangered.

Bon Courage, Elim Street!

*That’s about the only stunt the MINI people haven’t done in town yet.