It's SF architecture month according to the SF-AIA, so I thought I might take the time to think about what I like and don't like as I ramble across the city.
The picture above is of the plaza of the new Federal Building. I've watched the building go up, walking by there once a week or so on my walk to work. I've mixed feelings about its look, I think I generally like it, but this little touch picture above in the plaza I love.
Outside the doorway to the annex (a long low building which juts out from the main building, which is in the left hand of the photo), there is a concrete embankment that runs the width of the plaza. It is perfectly situated for people to wait in line. Every morning there is about this many people all sitting, attending the morning.
I hope this was intention, not accident! A further think to note is that the anti-skateboarding plates are spaced almost perfectly for human social habits. If they weren't there, I think the distribution of people would be about the same.