Posts Tagged ‘Window’

The Wheat’s Coming In Real Nice at San Francisco Centre – Lower Than, As High As, and Higher Than an Elephant’s Eye

Friday, September 30th, 2016

As seen from Market Street:


There’s a bright golden haze in the window,
There’s a bright golden haze in the window,
The wheat is as high as an elephant’s eye,
An’ it looks like its climbin’ clear up to the sky.

Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I’ve got a wonderful feeling,
Everything’s going my way.

Repeat chorus

Mannequins are standing like statues,
Mannequins are standing like statues,
They don’t turn their heads as they see me ride by.
But a little brown mav’rick is winking her eye.

Repeat chorus

All the sounds of the earth are like music,
All the sounds of the earth are like music,
The breeze is so busy it don’t miss a tree,
And an ol’ Weepin’ Willer is laughin’ at me.

Repeat chorus

The Walls Atop the Transamerica Pyramid are not as Solid as You Might Think

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

This crazy building gets super small at the top, so there’s little room for window washing rigging. What I thought was a solid wall is just some aluminum(?) paneling?


News to me…

Look at the Efforts We Go To So That EVERYBODY CAN HAVE A CORNER OFFICE – Donald Trump’s “Triple Nickel,” Sort Of

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Our BofA Building, the largest in Frisco, is known by one and all as “Triple Five Cal” AFAIK, but there was an effort to start calling it the Triple Nickel not too long ago. Oh, and Donald Trump owns a piece of it, so that explains the “sort of.”

Anyway, the whole sawtoothed design on the exterior was so that every windowed office was a corner office. See?

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(Afore the Carnelian Room went out of biz I sat for dinner in one of these corners on the second highest floor – San Francisco Magazine (the actual physical magazine) had a coupon (made of cardboard, an insert) inside what said “Complete Dinner For Two” for just $49.95. “Score,” I said. 180 degrees of window, man. Ah memories. I suppose I had the same view as all the office workers. Impressive, sure. The view, that is.)

But how do you clean the windows – like this, with a giant telescoping arm what needs to jut out more and more as the workers descend?

Wow, a little scary…

Three Things What are New the Past Decade in Frisco: Corporate Intercity Buses, Paper License Plate Abuse, and Private Taxicabs

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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1. Back in aught-seven was when I first heard of corporate buses taking workers to other cities. (Or maybe it was aught-six, I forget.) Of course we had Frisco institutions shuttling workers around, owing to our horrible, horribly corrupt SFMTA / MUNI mess, but people riding the freeways for hours a day, well this was new. Anyway, in the left corner of this shot you can see the distinctive Van Hool kink at the rear window.

2. That Porsche in the middle has its license plates at home. Back a decade ago, drivers didn’t go around for months and years without plates, but these days, they do, oh well.

3. And on the right, an Uber instead of a regular taxicab.

Official San Francisco Park Ranger Vehicle with Illegal Window Tint Patrolling JFK

Monday, July 25th, 2016

As seen on JFK:

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And in the city it’s a pity cos we just can’t hide
Tinted windows don’t mean nothin’, they know who’s inside

Well, not really. But it’s one of our Frisco Park Rangers anyway.

Just saying.

Life in Appointed Mayor Ed Lee’s Frisco, the Broken Car Glass Capital of the World

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

As seen in NoPA, at the Top Of The Hill:

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Don’t simply look at police statistics, just talk to people in the auto glass industry and ask how busy they are these days. Busy busy busy!

But Ed Lee went to the law school, so he has a solution. He wants people to go to preliminary hearings and then boo judges who don’t rule the way property insurance companies would like. I”m srsly.

Word on the Street: A Touching Plea to Those Who Break Car Windows – “Have Been Five Times in a Very Short Time”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Via San Francisco photographer James Corrigan:

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You know back in the day a plain “NO RADIO” sign sufficed. Those were simpler times…

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Your Friendly Neighborhood “STALKING ALERT” – Does This Kind of Thing Work? IDK – A Yelp for Help North of the Panhandle

Friday, April 29th, 2016

I’ve never seen this:

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