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Saitowitz's Conduit Comes Together

Quite a week for SF starchitect Stanley Saitowitz, no? Yesterday brought a glowing review of Saitowitz's five-story condo complex at 1234 Howard Street by Chron critic John King. "It's a startling addition to the city's South of Market landscape, yet it feels right at home," writes King.

"It understands its place - and what that place can become." What remains to be seen is how Saitowitz's sensibilities will translate to another place and space: Conduit, the Mission-based (280 Valencia Street) restaurant set to open sometime in December. Fraternal twin Eater SF sneaked inside for a peek back in October; the current state of affairs is pictured above, rendering to the right. Serious pipe laying here, folks: while some function as pipes generally do, others serve as armatures or even, dare we say, decor. Eater readers' reviews have been mixed, and even bi-polar: some likey-likey, some don't. Curbed SF, it's time for our weigh-in on the matter (keeping in mind that the site isn't yet fully developed, to state the obvious). Critics, armchair and otherwise, to the comments!
· Place: New kid on the block fits right in [SF Gate]
· Saitowitz Design at Conduit Begins to Connect [Eater SF]
· Fall Tracking: Conduit [Eater SF]