The recent conversion of a former power plant near AT&T Park into 94 apartments is easy to miss, topping off at 35 feet along the sidewalk and 62 feet alongside the alley that leads into a long dense block.
Yet in its own modest way, the renamed Arc Light building at Townsend Street and Clarence Place is one of the most provocative new works of architecture in San Francisco. It sets an energetic glass box within red brick walls that date back to 1888, a new form snapped onto the old – a juxtaposition that sounds jarring but shows more respect to history than if the original materials and details were mimicked up above.
I love these kinds of remodels.
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