I'm not from San Fran. either but if tours are open and still available, and he is interested in historic sites, Alcatraz is a definite must see.... I've been there and it's definitely something to see and you will remember...Mohit said:My dad is going to San Francisco in a couple of weeks for a medical conference. Any things he should know, see or do in particular?
Perhaps I chose the wrong words to express my feelings on the outside appearance of the building. The reason I said that I don't care is b/c whether it is built this way or that way, some people will love it while others will dread it. I trust that the architects would not build something that is "an ugly block of concrete 4 stories above the Golden Gate Park tree line."RAVon said:Im surprised at the lack of concern on how the building looks from the outside. It's obvious you don't live in the neighborhood or a true San Franciscan at heart. Yes, "open plan" interior space plays a significant role but, architecture needs to blend in organically with the surrounding landscape without harm. Making landscape more beautiful than it was before. That's also what constitutes a good building.
As far as being "radical"
This style of "organic architecture" has been around forever. The last thing anyone wants to see is an ugly block of concrete 4 stories above the Golden Gate Park tree line.