San Francisco's Ugliest Buildings

Columnist John King details his criteria for labeling the ugliest buildings in the Bay Area.
December 10, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...It's my own personal worst, reached via a scientific method drawing on the following criteria...

There's a reason that everybody knows San Francisco Marriott -- its official name -- as "the jukebox." Because The Chronicle's wonderful former architecture critic Allan Temko likened the hotel to "a giant Wurlitzer, flowing in the barroom of the San Francisco sky." Talk about nailing it: There's no better way to describe the swirls of mirrored glass that fan upwards from the center of the block-long behemoth.

Thanks to Prative of New Urbanism

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Published on Friday, December 10, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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