SF Chronicle: Big new SF tower project breaks ground

First published in The San Francisco Chronicle

Quite simply, nobody covers architecture in San Francisco like John King does.

This is a complex that, when completed by 2021, will climb higher than the Transamerica Pyramid and contain more space than the nearby Salesforce Tower. So the developers wanted to kick things off in style, and more than 200 people showed up to mark the occasion.

Event staff circled among early guests with platters of carrot-coconut muffins. Two models were on display near the entrance. One, nearly 5 feet tall, was detailed enough to have small figures on view inside the windows.

Read on for his unique, fresh perspective on the Oceanwide Center groundbreaking event.