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Presidio Trust’s Annual Redmond Kernan Lecture on Thursday: Michael Corbett on the Story of the Port of San Francisco

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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“PRESIDIO’S ANNUAL REDMOND KERNAN LECTURE EXPLORES ROLE OF PORT IN SF’S DEVELOPMENT

Presidio of San Francisco (November 15, 2011) — Historian and author Michael Corbett recounts the rarely told story of the Port of San Francisco in the Presidio Trust’s annual Redmond Kernan Lecture Thursday, November 17 at 7pm at the Golden Gate Club. Admission is free.

Corbett uses historic images to trace the physical development of the port and its central role in San Francisco’s growth and prosperity from the 19th century to World War II. The port’s familiar piers and warehouses, created through monumental works of engineering, are now some of the most desirable urban real estate in the United States. Corbett not only chronicles the heyday of the port as a flourishing hub of shipping and commerce, but places it in a contemporary context as well.

Port City: The History and Transformation of the Port of San Francisco, 1848-2010.

Before his talk, Corbett will be signing copies of his latest book, Port City: The History and Transformation of the Port of San Francisco, 1848-2010, which was released in February. An independent architectural historian who has been writing about San Francisco since 1973, Corbett has authored several books including Splendid Survivors: San Francisco’s Downtown Architectural Heritage (1979), the influential survey that formed the basis of the downtown plan and remains a standard reference on San Francisco architecture.

The lecture, Fundamental San Francisco: The Creation of the Port and the Development of the City, is the last in the inaugural season of the Presidio Trust’s new series, Contemporary Historians at the Presidio: Voices and Views. The series, which features some of the nation’s pre-eminent historians, explores a wide range of issues, some of which are specific to the Presidio, and others which delve into larger themes in American and world history that help put the Presidio’s extraordinary past into context as a former military post and now an innovative national park.

The Redmond Kernan Lecture is presented annually by the Presidio Trust. It honors the late Redmond Kernan, a former Army officer and long-time Presidio advocate. This year’s lecture, Fundamental San Francisco: The Creation of the Port and the Development of the City, takes place Thursday, November 17 at 7pm at the Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop in the Presidio, and will be preceded by a book signing at 6:30pm. Admission is free.

The Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to oversee the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park site located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio was established in 1776 by Spain and is the birthplace of San Francisco. In 1846, it became a United States Army post and eventually was the headquarters for the 13 U S Army forts that encircled San Francisco Bay and that today make up the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Presidio was named a National Historic Landmark District in 1962 and it became a national park site in 1994. Today, more than 8,000 people live and work in the park, setting this park apart from other national park sites.”

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New Book Release: “Port City: The History and Transformation of the Port of San Francisco, 1848-2010″

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Port City: The History and Transformation of the Port of San Francisco, 1848-2010 is here.

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San Francisco Enjoys a Lunchtime Skydiving Demonstration, Courtesy of T-Mobile

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

As promised, our corporate overlords at T-Mobile put on a spectacle over Justin Herman Plaza yesterday afternoon. See some photos here and here.

The mise-en-scene:

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Ooh, doubles!

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The San Francisco Bay Bridge:

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In front of the Ferry Building. But why the codpiece?

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Elvis is Everywhere

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A skillful landing…

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…and a less skillful landing:

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How will Radio Shack (aka “The Shack”) top this today? The Summer NetTogether starts today in Justin Herman, and New York, apparently. Let’s hope local ad firm Butler Shine and Stern doesn’t alienate people with their new campaign. (Remember the one they had before?)

Anyway, T Mobile promised a show and they delivered.

Our Corporate Overlords are Set to Launch 100 Parachutists Today at Noon

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Birth, School, Work, Death – that’s what Life is about, can you dig, man. But our corporate overlords don’t want you to figure that out, so they’re always offering “free” fun events to distract you from the Truth, man. As today, when the T-Mobile phone company, the one with Catherine Zeta-Jones (once again) is providing a lunchtime spectacle over San Francisco that will keep you distracted and on the edge of your seat, so long as you are seated near Justin Herman Plaza, Marina Green Park, Pier 39, or the Moscone Recreation Center:

“Along with fly-by jets and skywriting, 100 skydivers dressed as “unique personalities” will parachute in synchronized formations over San Francisco as a promotion for T-Mobile. The 100 skydivers will land at four locations around The City.”

Here’s a look at preparations near the Ferry Building in Justin Herman Plaza. Everything’s going to be big big big:

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Click to expand. But what looks like one giant monitor from the front is actually…

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….a bunch of small monitors stacked on top of each other. What rip, man!

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It’s the TR2010E TechnoRainbow indoor / outdoor monitor system from Toshiba. It’s mesmerizing. So clever, so tricksy. 

Enjoy the show, starting at 11:15 AM, but really getting going just after noon.

And maybe you can get a free MyTouch 3G phone from them today, somehow. It will keep you distracted for months and years, or a lifetime, really.

See you there!

Been turned around till I’m upside down
Been all at sea until I’ve drowned
And I’ve felt torture, I’ve felt pain
Just like that film with Michael Caine
I’ve been abused and I’ve been confused
And I’ve kissed Margaret Thatcher’s shoes
And I been high and I been low
And I don’t know where to go

Birth, school, work, death
Birth, school, work, death