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Hobart Building by almostAMAZING Hobart Building by almostAMAZING
Hobart Building, San Francisco, CA.

Height (struct.) 87 m 285 ft
Floors (OG) 21
Construction end 1914


Facts

- Hobart was said to be the favorite of Willis Polk, the leading architect in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the great quake and fire.

- Locals contend the sun setting on the building's rich detailing is one of the city's architectural highlights.

- Classic example of classic revival architecture with renaissance/baroque ornamentation.

- A record of the day, the building was completed in only eleven months.

- Tallest building in San Francisco upon completion.
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redmatilda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful in black and white....brings out the drama of all the different and incredible building shapes, and the contrast between the old and the new. Why is it called the Hobart building?
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almostAMAZING Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! That was the main reason I shot the picture in the first place... :) I simply loved the juxtaposition between the old and new and the way the light played off of both... Again thanks! :D

The building is named after the architect Lewis Parsons Hobart... There is some really good information about him and the building here at this site. [link]

I also did a quick edit of the 'comments' section above with a few details about the Hobart Building that you may find interesting...
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redmatilda Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, they're good additions to the comments....incredible that such a tall building was constructed at that time and has lasted so long....it's a monument to humanity's ability to create beauty from the ashes.
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almostAMAZING Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
We humans can never give up!
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is a cool shot of a older building that used to be very majestic for its day amongst the newer building that make it look like a dwarf
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almostAMAZING Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! I have another of this building [link] that really shows how dwarfed it is...
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yea I agree it looks smaller her
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almostAMAZING Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
The funny thing is that it used to be the tallest building in San Francisco back in its day... Of course that was in 1914...
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
yea you did very well with it in 2007 93 year later it still looks good thanks to you
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almostAMAZING Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
At least I was in the right place and time to document its longevity... :D
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yamiyalo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
that is very right
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