John King


Architecture critic, style agnostic, photographer of things that don't move. Author of Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings (Heyday, 2011).

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Note to self: "weather vanes of Parkside" is a Cityscape waiting to happen.

Nothing says "lease space in this 61-story office tower" like a Paul Kantner quote. #transbay

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The skin of this new S.F. tower looks like Saranwrap and the crazy thing is, I mean that as a complement.

My vote for the world's most elegant mechanical screens -- white marble at 140 New Montgomery

FWIW, Mission Bay South, 2/2014. San Francisco's new frontier?

I cannot WAIT until these trees across from my office grow a whole lot taller.

Another reason to love -- eye-candy like this is on the front display table.

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My vote for S.F.'s most intriguing rooftop addition (on Clay). Anyone know the story?

This may be S.F.'s most intriguing rooftop addition. Anyone know the story?

Unexpected sight on USF campus: an homage to/knockoff of Boston City Hall. Makes me homesick!

Rem Koolhaas would LOVE this construction wall in S.F.'s Union Square. #CheesegraterChic

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New mural on Noriega Street. Gawd I love the Outer Sunset #not #GoldenGlobes

A contemporary update to a Berkeley bungalow? Will wonders never cease?

Wow. Even by architecture school standards, this Sci-Arc events flyer is willfully incomprehensible.

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This seasonal window at University Press Books in Berkeley is absolutely enchanting.

gets results!

How busy is Montgomery #BART station? In the morning, work-bound commuters USE THE STAIRS!

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Potrero Hill branch library: come for the books, stay for the second-floor view.

Amazing how compact this city is; when bright & clear, Lone Mountain is w/in shouting distance of Potrero Hill.

Golden Gate Bridge the best kind of icon -- just doing a job.