The heavy machinery is feasting on the remnants of the guest rooms, the office portion of the old Jack Tar Hotel has been stripped to its superstructure, and the city block should soon be completed razed in order to make room for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital to rise.

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  1. Posted by BTinSF

    When are the demolition crews moving across the street to the site of the office building?

  2. Posted by Gregg

    It’s really cool watching this deconstruction. I drive by it daily and love seeing the progress – uh, I mean de-progress.

  3. Posted by BobN

    I always liked that building. Oh, well.

  4. Posted by noe mom

    If you like the building you can see it in the Gene Hackman/Francis Ford Coppola movie, “The Conversation. (The late, great John Cazale is in it too. One of his five films).
    The hotel plays an important role in the movie.
    The building was a touchstone for a certain era in San Francisco, for better or for worse.

  5. Posted by Wai Yip Tung

    My eight year old son ask me why don’t they use wrecking ball? He has also suggested dynamite. Anyone know what is the answer?

  6. Posted by Pac Hts guy

    They have to be careful the debris does not fly into the street or sidewalks. Can you spell “law suit”? The jaws nibbling away at the concrete keep things contained. By the way, it’s “stripped” not “striped”.

  7. Posted by Wai Yip Tung

    Make sense. I’ll lecture my son about “liability”.

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