Deconstructing Pier 36 [updated]

I’ve been checking out the progress of the Pier 36 teardown the last few weeks along Embarcadero as I walk home from work each day. The pier is being torn down in preparation for the next America’s Cup regatta, to be held in San Francisco in 2013. It’s been a pretty fascinating process to see!

Earlier today, I snapped a few photos with my iPhone using the Hipstamatic photo app. Black and white make for some pretty dramatic photos of a construction site!

Updated: New photos added April 12, 2012.

Deconstruction at Pier 36

Deconstruction at Pier 36

Deconstruction at Pier 36

Deconstruction at Pier 36

Deconstruction at Pier 36

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Deconstructing Pier 36 in San Francisco

Wouldn’t it be cool if Sutro Tower had a restaurant on top of it?

Sutro tower

In game

Transmission tower in Dreamtopia, inspired by San Francisco’s Sutro Tower

Earlier this week, the ngmoco:) team behind We Rule released our latest game: Dreamtopia! (Currently only available for Android.)

The basic premise behind the game is that you have have the ability to make dreams come true — in order to do that, you need to build things to fulfill various goals for each character.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this absolutely awesome take on San Francisco’s very own Sutro Tower inside our game! I think it raises a valid point:

How awesome would it be if there were a restaurant / observation deck on top of Sutro Tower?

I’m not the only one to wonder this. Three years ago, Laughing Squid had an awesome post on what it was like from the top of Sutro Tower.

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Photo by El Caganer

So, who do we have to talk to in order to make this happen? 😉

Awesome seats for Fleet Week 2011

My friend Scott and I took the afternoon off this past Friday to check out the Blue Angels practicing over San Francisco. We somehow found ourselves on a boat and ended up having front row seats to the practice. It was incredible!

If you need some proper theme music, may I suggest the Top Gun soundtrack? You’re welcome!

http://www.rdio.com/#/artist/Various_Artists/album/Top_Gun_-_Motion_Picture_Soundtrack_(Special_Expanded_Edition)/

Moving to Oakland

It’s official. After living in San Francisco for the last seven and a half years, I’m moving! More specifically, Kerry and I are moving to Oakland. There are a number of reasons: easier commutes for both of us (seriously! BART > Muni), cheaper, and the apartment we’re moving into is just fabulous.

Don’t worry, I still love you, San Francisco. We’re just trying something new for a bit!

It seems like such a lovely place, doesn’t it? 😉