Why Is That?

With last month’s opening of The Summit at One Vanderbilt in New York City, NYC now has five buildings that cater to view-hungry visitors. San Francisco has none!

2021-11-20T01:45:42+00:00 Happenings|

Iconic to Celebrity

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

2021-09-24T20:48:38+00:00 Happenings|


San Francisco’s Marriott Marquis, opened on October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake, which was a biggie at 6.9.

2021-09-03T16:12:26+00:00 Happenings|

Who Knew?

I have walked by 345 California hundreds of times and never knew that there was a hotel inside - 155 rooms on floors 38 – 48.

2021-07-03T15:51:09+00:00 Happenings|

Innocence Lost

Remember when we could walk into an office building and ride an elevator to any floor without going through security first? Apparently, we lost our innocence back in July of 1993

2021-04-05T19:10:57+00:00 Happenings|


Many moons ago, Mission Bay (303 acres) was a salt marsh/lagoon. In the mid-1800s, it became a place to dump refuse from building projects and later from the 1906 earthquake. Then, it became an industrial area that included shipbuilding, canneries, warehouses, etc.  In the 1990s, it was a veritable wasteland owned by Southern Pacific Railway (who

2021-02-24T20:10:37+00:00 Happenings|