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Old Posted Aug 3, 2005, 3:01 AM
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That is a nice tower. Sleek, tall, modern and simple. It'll be a nice addition for that part of town.
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Hansome tower. I dont' know much of the San Fran skyline, but it seems as if it could use a little more all-glass additions.

I like the slanted texture of the glass in the first photo.
     
     
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i'm not excited about it.

it's a generic box updated with a modestly articulated skin and currently-trendy (and pointless) sloped portions at the top.

doesn't offend. doesn't inspire.
     
     
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demolition is underway:

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we should post a pic of the original proposal for 301 mission.

     
     
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2005, 8:08 AM
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The original design reminds me of a few HK skyscrapers built 15 years ago. I'm glad it was rejected.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2005, 2:20 PM
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It's ugly. Perhaps those are just bad renderings but it looks very plain. It doesn't look residential at all, it looks like a office building that the architect made glass because that is what is in right now. The original design is a little bit better but not great.

San Francisco could do better.
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Com'n now. We all know that buildings tend to look different when completed then from what they look like in the renderings. St. Regis in SF is my example. It looks amazing now that it's finished.
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something glassy-blue in SF??


you kidding me?!?!?!


     
     
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2005, 4:11 AM
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San Francisco is relatively conservative when it comes to skyscraper design--you're just not going to have a Freedom Tower or Fordham Spire here.
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Looks more like a LA building, but i am glad SF is getting it cause i think SF needs more buildings like that.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2005, 6:39 AM
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LA has 58-story glass condo towers?
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2005, 9:23 PM
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LA has 58-story glass condo towers?
When you look at the skyline it don't matter whats inside lol, yes LA has some nice glass towers like cal plaza and gas company. I think it would look good along side those.
     
     
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I love that tower! Can't wait till it's in the skyline of the most beautiful city on earth!

Go San Francisco!
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LA has 58-story glass condo towers?
When you look at the skyline it don't matter whats inside lol, yes LA has some nice glass towers like cal plaza and gas company. I think it would look good along side those.
301 Mission looks a lot more like San Francisco's 101 California Street than any of the LA buildings you've mentioned:



     
     
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2005, 4:17 AM
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wow your so precise... glass is glass, LA has more glass buildings then SF so be glad your getting it.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2005, 8:37 AM
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Glass may be glass, and LA may have more of it, but 301 Mission doesn't look like an LA building any more than it looks like a San Francisco building. And yes, I'm glad they're adding 301 Mission to the West Coast's best downtown.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2005, 12:47 PM
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The reason why 301 Mission looks unusual in San Francisco is that no significant skyscraper has been added to the city since the postmodern era.
Unless I'm mistaken.
     
     
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