If memory of San Francisco development serves me, after the Fontana Apartments were built which blocked Russian Hill views, a decision was made not to develop San Francisco like Hong Kong or Chicago’s “Gold Coast” with skyscrapers along the waterfront, even seperated by a multi-lane highway. The Embarcadero Center exception got built because of the proximity to the Financial District and Rockefeller millions of dollars. Personally, I have no problem developing the waterfront in formerly industrial areas south of the Ferry building, but I do in destroying the nature of Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, and Pacific Heights.
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