Those from the North and East Bay(s) should consider that Frisco already has a symbol to rally around, you know, in case our historic City Flag isn’t good enough for them.
Posts Tagged ‘tower’
A Whiskey Cobra, AFAIK:
Looks like good old #465, or something:
If Your Cell Phone Doesn’t Work Under This Massive, Low-Rise Antenna Array, Then It Probably Won’t Work AnywhereThursday, January 21st, 2016
And look, the tower pokes out of the roof of a cell phone store. Isn’t it ironic?
Boy, This is One Heck of a Screengrab: Drone as Seen by a Camera Mounted High Atop Decorative Tower of Troubled Bay BridgeMonday, October 12th, 2015
(Uh, yes it is a decorative tower – we can talk about that some time.)
Here it is, via Aviation Week, a drone buzzing the unfinished tower of our already-failed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span:
Was this a hobbyist’s drone from back when the new cable-stayed span was still under construction OR was it an authorized drone inspecting recent work? IDK.
Still, a heck of a shot.
A NIMBY Victory: Sutro Tower Inc Buys $8000 Broadband Field Meters for Midtown Terrace Residents to Use?Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
Well, this is news to me.
Via Omar Masry, here’s this:
(Science, meet Local Politics! Local Politics, meet Science!)
Myself, I don’t approve of this Clintonian-style compromise, but that’s just me. And of course, I’m not the Emissions Czar of San Francisco, so carry on, NIMBYs.
Whoops: Horrible JCDecaux Company Markets 17-Foot-Tall Advertisement Kiosks as “Oversized Landmarks” that “Tower Over” UsMonday, August 10th, 2015
Here’s the sitch – Frisco locked itself into a 20-year deal with that fucking JCDecaux (JEE-SEE-DE-KOO, mon amie) company, so now we’re stuck with 100-something of these 17 foot tall kioskses
(Hey, that’s what you need more in your life, Gentle Reader – more booze, hurray! Catchphrase: Booze – it’s what’s for dinner.)
(Note now-useless and obsolete newspaper sidewalk sales feature. Also note that this sidewalk monster is labeled as “street furniture,” as if that’s a good thing. Also note cheesy gold-toned metal accents – tres chic, non?)
Of course we’ve been down this road before, Gentil Lecteur, but I wanted to attract your eyes to this – here’s how JCD markets SF’s public property:
Overview: In San Francisco, our 113 advertising kiosks cannot be missed. These elegant, 24-hour backlit, 17-foot kiosks tower over the city’s most populated streets, providing advertisers with oversized landmarks to showcase their messages. Our kiosks are the most striking outdoor media platforms to reach pedestrians and vehicular traffic in the Bay Area.
Each kiosk has two ad panels. The panels are divided into pre-set networks, each with equal exposure to top locations.
Kiosks are located throughout the heart of San Francisco’s high-density business, entertainment, and shopping districts including Union Square, the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf…”
So help me out here. If we have OVERSIZED LANDMARKS, you know, some “STREET FURNITURE” what TOWER OVER us, you know, what CANNOT BE MISSED so that some rich Euros straight outta, and I’m srsly, fucking Neuilly-sur-Seine, France can make some more Euros, then I ask you, “Is This A Good Thing?”
Just asking, Jean-Charles.