What Yesterday’s Buildings Say About Today’s San Francisco

What Yesterday’s Buildings Say About Today’s San Francisco

Hospitality: 5:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.

San Francisco’s beloved older buildings aren’t simply treasures to be preserved, they’re lenses through which we can view how this city and its cultures continue to evolve. Join the Book Club of California and John King for an eye-opening look at what the landmarks around us reveal about where we might be going next, and how our treatment of the past can alter San Francisco’s future. The talk will be illustrated with plenty of images – some buildings you’ll recognize, and others that will make you look twice.

John King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic, where he casts his sharp eye on everything from the design of major towers to the value of rooftop public spaces. In 2016, he embarked on “Rising Reality,” a multi-part look at how sea level rise will alter Bay Area waterfronts and present both challenges and opportunities that we must begin planning for now. He has two books published by Heyday: Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings and Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco.

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