Just before midnight last night, as crowds of Giants fans got down to what is unfortunately becoming a biannual habit of setting couches ablaze and torturing Muni vehicles, a fire broke out at the back of the Vida condo complex. Last we checked in, the building—which is still an active construction site—was looking pretty intact, at least until the Giants' defeated the Royals last night in the World Series. Valleywag's Kevin Montgomery was on the scene and documented the damage, which started when revelers breached the construction fence and smashed the building's storefront windows.
SFFD doing their best to put out the Vida fire https://t.co/i42Is23YCy— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) October 30, 2014
People breached the fence of a luxury condo development and started smashing windows pic.twitter.com/4Z13egulP5— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) October 30, 2014
Then a fire started around the corner on Bartlett Street, at the rear edge of the Vida site.
@kevinmonty: Vida condo complex has been set ablaze pic.twitter.com/GTe15WnZ5k— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) October 30, 2014
It looks like the fire was confined to a Dumpster outside the building:
SFPD just arrived to deal with the Vida fire pic.twitter.com/OycKL2DF2N— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) October 30, 2014
This morning, construction workers and a few pedestrians were gathered just inside the fence, taking stock of the damage. Big plate-glass storefront windows were gone, but the building looked otherwise unharmed.
Montgomery also caught some vandalism across the street, at Vanguard's Mission storefront.
Vanguard Properties getting fucked up rn pic.twitter.com/tm2TFZHulN— Kevin Montgomery (@kevinmonty) October 30, 2014
· Previous Coverage of Vida [Curbed SF]
· Vida Unveiled Its Zigzagging New Facade, and It's Totally Loca [Curbed SF]
· kevinmonty [Twitter]