A City In A Box

Despite Sony's best efforts careful packaging is replacement for real urban life.
November 13, 2001, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Big Idea spawns big plans. A big buzz... Which brings us to Metreon -- A Sony Entertainment Center. That's the official name for this metal box that looms like an overexcited barker at the corner of Fourth and Mission streets in San Francisco. From the throbbing electronica that spills onto the sidewalk, to the dim light and stark interior that could be the set for a yuppie remake of 'Blade Runner,' Sony's trademarked bastion does everything possible to make itself seem hip."

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Published on Monday, November 12, 2001 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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