Insights are always brief, include a few pictures, and are intended to tell readers things they don’t know about buildings they know quite well.
Developers have learned a thing or two since 1973 when the Pyramid was completed. Some, not all developers and their architects, are thinking that their buildings are indeed celebrities and are worthy of celebrity attention
San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis, opened on October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which was a biggie at 6.9.
It’s one of those places every local knows. I've driven by it 1000 times, but never stopped in.
I have walked by 345 California hundreds of times and never knew that there was a hotel inside - 155 rooms on floors 38 – 48.
San Francisco's first sky scraper has survived earthquakes, fire, and more