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…
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?
(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…
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.
It had a backwards “C” on the front but not one on the back, the way it’s required to:
There is a tiny Lyft sticker on the back, but I don’t think that helps.
As seen on JFK:
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.
As seen in NoPA, at the Top Of The Hill:
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.
Via San Francisco photographer James Corrigan:
You know back in the day a plain “NO RADIO” sign sufficed. Those were simpler times…
Shown in the middle here – Zuck’s place (under construction at the time of the photo) is on the left
(And consider that the Zuckerbergs paid $10 mil.)
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San Francisco, CA 94110
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Lot: 3,419 sqft
Built in 1928
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