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Sutro Rises

May 28, 2012
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Peter Hartlaub was kind enough to include me in his article on the”newfound” popularity of our friend Mr. Sutro. The print edition was accompanied by this rather awesome graphic by illustrator Shannon May:

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The big question is how do we get this as a poster?

@peterhartlaub also has a great series of Sutro photos in his sfgate blog, including this original design for Sutro:

There were also references to a revolving restaurant (where I’d guess you’d cook your own food by holding it up over your head and it would self-microwave?) but that will require more research.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sam Foster permalink
    May 29, 2012 8:43 pm

    Oh, wow, how cool would that restaurant have been?

  2. June 7, 2012 12:58 am

    Although I’m not a San Francisco resident, I have a vague recollection of a big controversy when the tower was built. At the time I thought, “Just wait. As the years roll by it will change from an ‘eyesore’ to a ‘landmark'”.

  3. Laurence permalink
    June 12, 2012 8:28 am

    that’s a sweet article! I just did this poster last month for the guys over at POPlus in the Castro- they’re celebrating their 30th this weekend… can I attach an image?… it’s of a gay-pride Sutro Tower. Pick one up at POPlus!

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