Tag Archives: San Francisco

Lucas, return to Light Side

George Lucas, having been rejected in efforts to build a museum with his own money first in San Francisco’s Presidio and then on the lakefront of Chicago, is back in the Paris of the West with a third proposal, but … Continue reading

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John King, read your words!

John King is the architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. I met him maybe a decade ago at a conference and have followed his criticism since. This latest piece, “SF skyline’s new LinkedIn addition built by, for New Yorkers,” … Continue reading

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S.F.’s Moscone Centergate

It’s been a while since I had a good excuse to take my nickname for Diller Scofidio + Renfro out for a walk. Dildo Scrofulous + Rent Free. And I did bring my pooper scooper! We last heard from the … Continue reading

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SF rejects free museum

John King, the architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, occasionally displays reasonable judgment, which is considerably more often than most architecture critics. But in his piece for Metropolis┬ádefending the city’s rejection of a free, $700 million museum to be … Continue reading

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Column: Driving down Market Street in 1906

San Francisco before the Great Earthquake of 1906 was a lively city, to say the least. We are lucky to have a moving picture of it from a camera hand-cranked by filmmaker Harry Miles. His Bell & Howell was on … Continue reading

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Old video: San Franscico after the quake, 1906

Here is an old video from YouTube of San Francisco after the earthquake. It gives rise to the suspicion that maybe the video I posted yesterday was a later video, with more types of automobile and with time to have … Continue reading

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Old video: Trolley ride in San Francisco, 1906

Here’s video, with music, from YouTube of a trolley ride down San Francisco’s Market Street in 1906, before the earthquake. After the earthquake? Tune in to this blog tomorrow!

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