April 25, 2012
The Designs For Sixth And Howard Before Redevelopment Was Razed
While the razing of the Hugo Hotel and construction of nine new stories at 200 6th Street has been waylaid by the loss of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, a plugged-in tipster delivers the latest rendering for the mixed-use project designed to rise.
∙ Hugo Hotel Hangs On As Redevelopment Agency Is Dropped [SocketSite]
∙ Defending The Design For 200 6th Street And Adieu To Defenestration [SocketSite]
First Published: April 25, 2012 8:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
This version seems to be simpler and perhaps cheaper to build. Less complex facade facing 6th and the shallow "V" shape of the other facade is now flat.
Funny that both this and the previous rendering include a bicyclist in the foreground, lower left. Though here it seems that the cyclist is either riding the wrong way or on the sidewalk.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at April 25, 2012 9:17 AM
I stand by my previous critiques. Hard time to be an architect these days.
Posted by: sf at April 25, 2012 9:31 AM
Dear The Milkshake of Despair,
Thank you for alerting us about the mistake. We have fixed the rendering.
Posted by: Wai Yip Tung at April 25, 2012 9:50 AM
I just fell asleep looking at the new rendering. This trying corner needs the original version.
Sometimes boring, derivative and forgettable is fine. This strategic intersection however needs the engaging original design.
Posted by: invented at April 25, 2012 9:58 AM
Well I agree with boring and forgettable and would add "generic". Someone can and probably did build this in downtown Walnut Creek fifteen years ago.
Although I have no love for the deteriorating building that is the Hugo Hotel now, at least this won't be built and the opportunity is there to come up with something better that doesn't insult the rest of the neighborhood by the time the financing materializes.
Posted by: Brahma (incensed renter) at April 25, 2012 10:12 AM