Thom Mayne's inspiration

<p>The new <a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/164/pritzker2005/sanfranciscofederalbuilding.htm">San Francisco Federal Building</a>, designed by <a href="http://www.morphosis.net/">Morphosis</a> starchitect <a href="http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Thom_Mayne_-_Morphosis.html">Thom Mayne</a>, opened earlier this year. It&#39;s visible from the windows of our kitchen at work, so I see it at least five times a day, every time I make myself a decaf double americano. And I <em>knew</em> it looked familiar. Today I finally figured it out. </p><p>The building:</p><p><img src="/files/u10403/14mayn_CA1_650.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /> </p><p>And what must have been the inspiration: </p><p><img src="/files/u10403/crawler_copy1.jpg" alt="" width="475" height="219" /> </p><p>(Oh, come on. It&#39;s the Sandcrawler from <em>Star Wars</em>. The nerds got it.) </p>

April 24, 2007, 3:00 PM PDT

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The new San Francisco Federal Building, designed by Morphosis starchitect Thom Mayne, opened earlier this year. It's visible from the windows of our kitchen at work, so I see it at least five times a day, every time I make myself a decaf double americano. And I knew it looked familiar. Today I finally figured it out.

The building:

And what must have been the inspiration:

(Oh, come on. It's the Sandcrawler from Star Wars. The nerds got it.)

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