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
There is something about the Art Deco building at 140 New Montgomery Street that warms the heart, at least my heart.
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
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