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San Francisco's Usual Suspects

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Last week, the little factoid that Apple's Fifth Ave glass cube has become the fifth most photographed building in NYC got quite a bit of play. The stat comes from a 2009 Cornell study of Flickr images (counted by photographers rather than images themselves to correct for obsessive maniacs) — the study found that San Francisco is the third most photographed city, following New York and London, and that our most photographed buildings are, in order: Coit Tower, Pier 39 (sigh), Union Square, the Ferry Building, "prison" (we can probably safely assume Alcatraz), and Lombard Street. We could have guessed those, but now science has confirmed it. [Cornell, previously]