Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we ask you to speak up about topics of interest, eviction, gentrification, ultra-chic housing, renovation, and more. Have something you want brought to the table? Let us know.
While San Francisco is home to arguably some of the best architecture in the country—e.g., the Transamerica Pyramid, the JPMorgan Chase Building, California Academy of Sciences—we also have a few doozies. Not to mention a few polarizing gems/misfires that provide excellent kindle for any listless dinner party conversation.
Here are some potential contenders (some of which we pulled from this SFGate piece on the 20 ugliest buildings in SF), should you need something to get started:
- Phillip Burton Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue
- That stucco red condo complex at the entrance of Twink Peaks at Woodside and O'Shaughnessy
- Blue Otter Pop in SOMA known as the InterContinental Hotel
- Fox Plaza in Mid-Market
- "Darth Vader"
That’s not even getting into some of the lackluster buildings in Mission Bay that have sprouted up over the last few years. Please let us know what you think in the comments—and don’t forget to post an image if you find one.
And, please, play nice.