San Francisco Tower Defines The City

San Francisco's Four Season's Tower captures the forces shaping the City, writes John King.
February 26, 2002, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The tower stands out, emphatically, and some critics dislike it for that reason alone. Others bridle at the metallic modern skin. It isn't, you know, San Francisco enough. But take a close look, and you'll see something surprising: The Four Seasons fits into the city with more care than many of its skyscraping predecessors. The design is genuinely intelligent, an attempt to relate to its surroundings without dressing up in costumes from another architectural era."

Thanks to Tom Collins

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Published on Saturday, February 23, 2002 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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