August 12, 2013

The Living Wall And Public Art Within This Building's Lobby


Under construction and nearing completion at the corner of First and Howard, the ten-story Foundry Square III will yield 275,000 square feet of "open collaborative" office space. A 100-foot long living wall will adorn the building's lobby (click renderings to enlarge).

While the development also includes a new public plaza on the corner, it's within the lobby of the building that Tishman Speyer proposes to place two sculptures by artist Thomas Houseago ("Boy III" and "Sleeping Boy") in order to fulfill the City’s 1% for Art requirement.

And while the lobby of the building would only be accessible to the public during normal business hours (8:00am to 7:00pm), the sculptures would be placed so as to be visible from the public plaza when the lobby is closed.

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June 27, 2008

San Francisco Magazine Is Plugged-In (Not That They Weren’t Before)

San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay 2008

Our thanks to San Francisco Magazine for identifying SocketSite as one of the 217 best things about the Bay Area in 2008 (“Best Source For Real Estate Info”). And while we’re officially biased, great party last night (and even greater cause).

San Francisco Magazine: Best Source For Real Estate Info []
Family House []

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May 27, 2007

2626 Sutter: Little Did We Know (Or Perhaps We Did)

Fifteen months ago we snapped a picture of 2626 Sutter and wrote: “Three weeks ago 2626 Sutter was just another “renovated” property with fresh paint, sloping floors, and a price tag destined to land it in the RealRecentReductions archive. Today it’s a burned out shell. Our first thought? We hope nobody got hurt. Our second thought? Well, let's just say it was probably the same as yours.

Well, Matier and Ross are now reporting that the house is owned by embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. And anybody who's "plugged-in" shouldn't be too surprised by the following: “[In November 2005] Jew put the two-story house on the market for $1.19 million, but it didn't sell. The property was still vacant and available in February 2006, when, according to the Fire Department, an arsonist set it ablaze in the dead of night, causing $260,000 in damage. A Fire Department incident report said the arsonist apparently walked through an unlocked door, doused the den and living room with gasoline, and set the place on fire.”

From Flip To Flames? [SocketSite]
Another house's hazy history haunts supervisor [SFGate]

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May 8, 2007

As Joe Sees It: 149 Mangels Before And After

149 Mangels: Before and After

Last November CBS5’s Joe Vazquez took a walk though of 149 Mangels (cereal box reinforcements and all). While yesterday he wisely observed from afar (and yes, talked briefly with us).

Bidding War Erupts Over $399,000 San Francisco Home []
San Francisco Home Under Renovation Collapses [] [Video]
The Sudden Collapse Of 149 Mangels (And A Dream) [SocketSite]

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February 7, 2007

SocketSite In The Media

SocketSite Founder Adam Koval on CNBC's Morning Call

From live national broadcasts, to the local papers, more and more people are "plugging in" to SocketSite (and we thank you). A few of our recent appearances (or references):

CNBC Morning Call: Housing Trends: Follow the Condos
CNNMoney: Condo prices reveal housing trends
San Francisco Business Times: Condo mania spells freebies for buyers
Kron4 News: Condo Projects Come to Slowing Market
Kron4 News: 2006: Real Estate Year in Review
San Francisco Chronicle: Resetting the DOM to sell "stale fish"

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