Proposals for S.F.'s Crissy Field Unfit for Spectacular Site

San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic John King bemoans the visions put forth by three finalists vying to redevelop a spectacular site across from the Crissy Field marsh.
July 9, 2013, 9am PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"There's no piece of land in San Francisco with more potential than the 16-acre slice on Mason Street across from the Crissy Field marsh."

"This pivot point is where the Presidio Trust wants to establish an international-caliber cultural institution. Sixteen teams made a run at the site last winter. The three still in the hunt will submit full proposals in September."

"And so far," says King, "the choices are underwhelming."

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Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in San Francisco Chronicle
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