Welcome to Year in Curbed, wherein we close out 2014 by asking local design, real estate, and media luminaries to reflect on the highlights and lowlights of a year's worth of development in San Francisco. The answers are in no particular order; all responses have been cut and pasted unabridged, below.
Q: What are your headline predictions for 2015?
Brock Keeling, culture editor at 7x7 magazine:
SAN FRANCISCO, NOW JUST ONE BIG HOTEL
Allison Arieff, editorial director at SPUR:
LUXURY STEAMPUNK CONDOS OPEN ON MID-MARKET
John King, urban design critic at the San Francisco Chronicle:
MAYORAL CANDIDATES AGREE: WE NEED LESS DEVELOPMENT, MORE HOUSING
David Baker, principal at David Baker Architects:
TECH COMPANY ALLIANCE FUNDS AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVE WITH $100 MILLION DONATION: 1000 UNITS IS GOOD START
Anne Fougeron, principal at Fougeron Architecture:
RATIO OF COFFEE SHOPS TO HOMEOWNERS IN SAN FRANCISCO REACHES STAGGERING 15:1 RATIO
Cliff Kuang, articles editor at WIRED:
NORTH KOREA HACKS TWITTER
HOUSING CRISIS SOLVED—NOW, CHOCOLATE AND KITTENS FOR EVERYONE
Kevin Ho, broker associate at Vanguard Properties:
SAN FRANCISCO REPLACES 'GOLDEN GATE' MONIKER WTIH 'RECLAIMED BRUSHED-BRASS POCKET-DOOR ENTRY — 2.0'
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