This would have been a fantastic building if it were built. Design development in close association with the SF Planning Department resulted in a cavity brick building over a steel frame, with elaborately detailed stamped copper bay windows in a locally inspired idiom. These Planning mandates forced up the price to the point where the client, a Chinatown philanthropic society, couldn't afford to complete the project as of 1995. They later built a similar but less elaborate building. As you might expect, I prefer this one, even though the people in the rendering might be a bit undersized.
Here is a photo of what was eventually built. I imagine this wound up being far more expensive than our design.
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