450 Sutter

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    Amazing lobby interior at 450 Sutter, San Francisco.

    Hortonfogg, mseidman, blissitude, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Hortonfogg 101 months ago | reply

      a beautiful "abstraction"! great composition!

    2. larry&flo 101 months ago | reply

      Thanks Christine, it was a grab shot so any compositional talents were in my subconcious or kinetic memory or something.

    3. mseidman 101 months ago | reply

      The 'swastika' element in the frieze under the lights to the right comes as a shock, even knowing the symbol's history in other cultures. But it does let you know, somewhat, how long that building as stood there.

    4. Leo Wery 101 months ago | reply

      Wow, I saw it big and it's marvelous. What is this place?

    5. larry&flo 101 months ago | reply

      Good question Leo. I just discovered this commercial building has it's own website.

      I quote "
      450 Sutter is a 26-story building that was hailed for its precedent setting innovation when it was built in 1928. Constructed by Lindgren & Swinerton and designed by Timothy Pflueger, 450 Sutter Street was the second tallest building in San Francisco at the time of its completion. Its distinctive look has been described as "a tapestried Mayan clothing, a pure bay-window expression, capturing the play of sunlight with its undulations." Pflueger was posthumously described as "the last of the Big Four architects of the downtown (San Francisco) skyline." His and his family's design legacy also includes the Pacific Stock Exchange, the Union Square Plaza and Garage, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Olympic Club, the Castro Theatre, the Paramount Theatre, the California Academy of Sciences, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, work on the Bay Bridge and dozens of architecturally noteworthy projects throughout the Bay Area and the west."

    6. SeenyaRita 101 months ago | reply

      i have a doctor in that building. it's really amazing.

    7. KBlood 101 months ago | reply

      I used to have a dentist in that building -- which almost made it ok to go in for even a root canal ;-)

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