Posts Tagged ‘venting’

San Francisco’s Alcoa Building Rolls a Ten the Hard Way: Aluminum + Plywood = ?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The north side of our Alcoa Building now has four symmetrical plywood inserts where windows should be.

The two shown here look like a pair dice showing fives, a hard ten, if you will. Appears as if something vents through them for some purpose. (I fear the worst.)

Let’s hope the aluminum facade regains its proper dignity soon.

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When is the Steam Pipe Underneath McAllister and Larkin NOT Steaming?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Via ActionNewsSF, you might search to find a KGO-TV bit covering the traffic-disrupting venting steam pipe at McAllister and Larkin today – it’s more steam than usual, that’s for sure.

But this area of Civic Center right in front of our Asian Art Museum (this year, it’s Shanghai) is basically steaming all the time, right?

HC SVNT DRACONES:

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This intersection is usually steaming, unless it’s flooding. Like this:

via Lulu Vision

Oh well.

As per usual, it all happens on (or near) McAllister Street, Gateway to the Golden Gate Park Panhandle and home of the Snickerdoodle bike path (Route 20), your best way of getting over Alamo Heights while avoiding the abysmal, Hayes Valley NIMBY-designed Octavia Boulevard 24-7 traffic scrum.