San Francisco Architecture
83 facts about the Golden Gate Bridge for its 83rd birthday
It’s nice when the one you love can still surprise you.
An abridged history of the Transbay Transit Center over the years
A look back at eight decades of San Francisco’s fantastic—and frustrating—public transit leviathan.
How the glass curtain wall was born
Architecture historians consider the Hallidie Building groundbreaking, with some calling it the most important modern building in San Francisco.
130 Bush—the original skinny legend
This pin-thin tower in the Financial District has earned a cult following.
A guide to the work of Stanley Saitowitz, the Bay Area’s most polarizing designer
"I am much less interested in self-expression than in establishing opportunities that enable occupants to express themselves."
A love letter to Glen Park’s Brutalist BART station
This unsung hero of "brooding grandeur" is the Bay Area’s most stunning transit station, period.
San Francisco’s most polarizing buildings
Love ’em or loathe ’em, these structures won’t be ignored.
Why is the light on at the top of the Transamerica Pyramid every night?
Building "beacon" is rare sight
The history of the Twitter building
Mid-Market building got its start as a Depression-era furniture showcase.
A look at the Forest Hill Station
San Francisco’s oldest Muni station deserves a second look.
These are the most beautiful interiors in San Francisco
It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
San Francisco's most iconic buildings
These are the legends in a skyline in constant flux.
How Postwar Icon Joseph Eichler Built a Suburb in the Middle of S.F.
The famed developer created affordable midcentury-modern designs smack dab in the heart of the city.
A brief history of the Beaux Arts courthouse in SoMa
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals building reads like a love letter to granite and marble.
These are San Francisco’s most underrated buildings
Overlooked wonders that deserve a second look.
A guide to San Francisco’s many varieties of Victorians
This introduction will get you started on the city’s seemingly endless supply of buildings inspired during Queen Victoria’s reign.
The history of Chinatown’s greatest landmarks
Block for block, no neighborhood has more stories.
Discover SF’s colorful Chinatown alleyways
Created as a way to ease the density of the neighborhood.
San Francisco’s tallest towers, mapped
In order of height starting with the tallest, here are the SF structures that stand proud and tall.
A look at the Richmond District's architectural history
These westside structures deserve a second glance.
The best things to do in SF this winter
Explore the city’s architecture, art exhibits, and outdoor attractions.
Why does Washington DC hate this San Francisco building?
The National Civic Art Society calls the Seventh Street behemoth an eyesore in tirade on modern architecture.
Transamerica Pyramid sold for the first time ever
A landmark deal goes to a New York developer.
11 fascinating facts you didn’t know about the Painted Ladies
Lovely ladies, ready for the call.
45 true things about Beach Blanket Babylon before it closes after 45 years
After 45 years, Snow White’s camp journey will melt away.
The Bay Area’s 10 most important buildings of the past decade
These provocative structures have redefined our region in more ways than one.
The most beautiful Bay Area libraries
Take a closer look at these bibliophilic beauties.
Salesforce Tower Halloween: It’s the Eye of Sauron again
All eyes on the skyline this All Hallow’s Eve.
The coolest urban staircases in the city
Saturate your social media with these stunning steps.
This Studio Gang building is exactly what Mission Bay needs
The new building is called "Mission Rock Building F"—and the "F" is for fantastic.
450 Sutter, iconic Neo-Mayan skyscraper where you get your teeth cleaned, turns 90
"Shining like silk and lovely as old lace."
An illustrated guide to SF architecture
Enjoy the city’s stylistic diversity, from Queen Anne to contemporary buildings.
KQED breaks ground on major renovations for its headquarters
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
New art installation will fill Grace Cathedral with heavenly light, music
"Visitors look upward through a slight atmospheric haze and are enveloped in a 100-foot-tall shifting curtain of light."
New A’s stadium at Oakland’s Howard Terminal clears Senate, moves closer to reality
Bonta’s bill wins unanimous vote.
Ferry Building to undergo two-year restoration
The building will not only get a fresh coat of paint, but also a new color.
Planning Commission approves new home on ruins of Largent House
Many remain angry about home’s demolition.
Chase Center has landed
"An amazing journey that hasn’t always been easy," says Rick Welts, president and CEO for the Golden State Warriors.