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Nob Hill’s new development: crucial time for landmark corner

October 26, 2015

By John King : sfchronicle – excerpt

Nob Hill, more than any other San Francisco neighborhood, conjures up images of the genteel upper crust, a district at once stately and urbane.

How appropriate, then, that an architecture firm nationally known for its buttoned-down approach is working on plans for a six-story, 44-unit condominium building on the one corner of the city that every first-time tourist sees…

The site in question includes a parking lot at Powell and California streets, where the cable car lines intersect one block below the regal summit of Nob Hill. The firm is Robert A.M. Stern Architects, led by the 17-year dean of the Yale School of Architecture, with an expertise in traditional styles and a fastidious attention to detail.

Meeting the neighbors(more)

SF Chronicle appears to care about preserving the Nod Hill character. The end of the article even gives a nod to the other neighborhoods. The writing is on the wall for San Francisco voters, will they see it? “Vote NO on I at your peril.” Slowing the pace of change in SF is dependent on it, and no neighborhood is immune from it. STOP or GO. There is no middle ground.

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  1. October 27, 2015 6:01 am

    So sad!

    Liked by 1 person

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