Façade
Façade is the notable front part of a building
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Detail over the front door of an office building
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California Street, San Francisco
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(Photo taken 12:32:12 Saturday 8 December 2007)
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Detail over the front door of an office building


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Despite its height, a ladder led to the top
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Main at Mission Street, San Francisco
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(Photo taken 12:04:54 Saturday 23 February 2008)
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Despite its height, a ladder led to the top


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An office building near winter's end
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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(Photo taken 08:36:18 Friday 7 March 2008)
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An office building near winter's end


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Church front with a window behind a statue
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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(Photo taken 11:33:20 Saturday 8 March 2008)
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Church front with a window behind a statue


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A sad lion adorned the building's corner
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Karlsruhe, Germany
(Photo posted Thursday 8 May 2008)
(Photo taken 14:55:10 Saturday 8 March 2008)
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A sad lion adorned the building's corner


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Bare trees almost masked the front of a residence
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Stuttgart, Germany
(Photo posted Thursday 8 May 2008)
(Photo taken 12:23:26 Monday 10 March 2008)
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Bare trees almost masked the front of a residence


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Garish sign and a detailed old carved front
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Market at 8th Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 8 May 2008)
(Photo taken 11:53:06 Saturday 15 March 2008)
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Garish sign and a detailed old carved front


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Ivy slowly invaded the second story porch
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Angel Island, San Francisco Bay, California
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(Photo taken 14:10:50 Sunday 20 April 2008)
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Ivy slowly invaded the second story porch


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The Aûdiffred Building
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Mission at Embarcadero, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 28 August 2009)
(Photo taken 11:08:24 Saturday 3 May 2008)
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The Aûdiffred Building


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Noble buildings viewed from Union Square
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Stockton at Geary, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 28 August 2009)
(Photo taken 09:24:26 Saturday 24 May 2008)
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Noble buildings viewed from Union Square


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The front of Saint Francis Church
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Lima, Peru
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(Photo taken 15:37:54 Saturday 11 April 2009)
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The front of Saint Francis Church


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Entry from the parking lot to Casino Palacio Royale
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Lima, Peru
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(Photo taken 10:21:18 Sunday 12 April 2009)
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Entry from the parking lot to Casino Palacio Royale


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Columbus Tower, San Francisco
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Columbus at Kearny Streets, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 21 January 2011)
(Photo taken 09:31:30 Tuesday 26 May 2009)
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There were two well known wedge-shaped buildings in San Francisco. This Columbus Tower building external link was one, and was also locally known as the Coppola Building because film director Francis Ford Coppola purchased the building in 1970 and set up his American Zoetrope Studios there. The building is best noted for its copper exterior.


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A colorfully decorated building front
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Haight Street Fair
Haight Street, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 15:13:00 Sunday 13 June 2009)
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A colorfully decorated building front


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Apex of the Cathedral Building viewed from its upper porch
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Uptown Unveiled Festival
Telegraph at Broadway, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Thursday 28 August 2009)
(Photo taken 20:26:58 Tuesday 18 June 2009)
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Apex of the Cathedral Building viewed from its upper porch


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1930's-style art decorated the building's sides
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Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 28 August 2009)
(Photo taken 20:24:00 Friday 10 July 2009)
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1930's-style art decorated the building's sides


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Oval Windows
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Bay Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Friday 21 January 2011)
(Photo taken 18:00:01 Sunday 27 September 2009)
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A building on Bay Street in San Francisco had curved glass in its bay windows and dramatic oval windows exposing a central staircase. Note that sadly not all curved windows in the City have curved glass. Once broken, curved glass is almost impossible to replace and so is often replaced with flat glass.


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