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Curbed SF Awards '08 Presents Best Public Art, Legal

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Huzzah! It's that time of year again, which means it's that time of blog again: time for some requisite "best of the year" wrap-ups. Welcome to the 2008 Curbed SF Awards, wherein we celebrate, honor and reminisce about the best and worst of San Francisco neighborhood, real estate and streetside developments these past twelve months. Look for updates now until New Year's -- we'll be sprinkling these bad boys out like cinnamon in your hot toddy.

The North Beach books were undoubtedly the big public art story of the year. Solar-powered and flying high at Columbus and Broadway, the books were perhaps far more impressive for their ability to basically go unquestioned by the native neighborhood population of vociferous NIMBYs. And we even got a good quote out of old Peskin to mark the occasion! "We did something that happens very rarely in America: We gave up parking and sidewalk. If that's not art, I don't know what is."
· Fun with Public Art Update: The Books, They Fly [Curbed SF]
· Fun with Public Art UPDATE: North Beach Installs Plaza, Flying Books [Curbed SF]
· Fun with Public Art: North Beach Sez Yes to Flying Books [Curbed SF]