Huh. Looking at these images, the expression "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. It's perhaps appropriate then, to check on the, er, rejuvenated (sort of) SBC building during the week that also saw lipsticked Sarah Palin exiled back to Alaska. Glass stairwell? Check. Awkwardly placed metal "accent panels" probably designed to "hold" the corner? Yep, those too. In fairness, it'll probably be a much nicer place to work — new elevators, new lobbies, and additional parking are on on the way as well. But as the Yerba Buena arts district continues to expand, will people start looking to all those forgettable office buidings just down the street?
· Construction Update: All Glassed Up at 370 3rd Street [Curbed SF]