Saturday, May 27, 2006

SF ascending!

So, city planners in San Francisco are proposing to change the building height restriction in the city to allow skyscrapers that would top 1,000 feet.

Presently, the tallest building in the city is the 853-foot high Transamerica Building.

Personally, I think it's rather nice to have as the city's tallest structure, a pyramid.

Also, one of charms of SF is the relatively shorter height of its buildings. I mean, SF is known after all for its mild weather, the bay, the hills, the color, and EARTHQUAKES!

I’m rather queezy about tall building being built in a city famous for its quakes, no matter how seismically sound the skyscraper may be.

Anyway, below you’ll see what the new city skyline would look like with these new towers thrusting upwards (Photo by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP).

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