Say goodbye to the giant seal mural

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19 Responses to “Say goodbye to the giant seal mural”

  1. michael says:

    we already lost the money tree, now the seal? fuck this city..

  2. En-Chu Lao says:

    The Mission also lost the “Johnson’s Pound Cake” sign which had been hidden from view for about 85 years, only to be trashed by new construction.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    On the bright side, the New Mission Theatre will almost certainly outlive the giant eyesore of bullshit going up next to it, so when that tower of ugly comes down, the seal mural will still be waiting to greet us.

    • Grizzled Mission says:

      You have some weird ideas about construction practices. I hate to tell you, but just because you don’t like a building doesn’t mean it’s poorly constructed.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        What are you talking about?

        • Grizzled Mission says:

          Um, this: “the New Mission Theatre will almost certainly outlive the giant eyesore of bullshit going up next to it.” Remember? That thing you wrote? No?

          You seem to think the buildings you don’t like are made of papier mache, and are physically doomed. They are not.

        • Grizzled Mission says:

          Rats! There’s no “reply” link to your oddly angry post below. Guess I’ll have to do it here.

          I can’t think critically, it’s true (one too many blows to the head, I’m sure), but you don’t seem to remember your own arguments:

          Note the congruence with your present contention. Or don’t! That’s cool! Happy New Year!

        • Grizzled Mission says:

          There’s no reply link to your oddly angry post below, and a link to uptownalmanac apparently doesn’t survive moderation here, but here’s a previous post of yours:

          “Well, on the bright side, if you’ve been any of these newly constructed buildings, the quality is abysmal. So, they’ll need to be replaced in 20 or 30 years anyway. So… maybe they can do a nicer job then.”

          So, do forgive me for my wildly unreasonable belief that when you write “outlive” you mean “outlive.” You did then. Guess you have a more subtle understanding now.

          • troll says:

            Actually the quote you pull in’t too crazy when discussing newer buildings that pop up amidst bubble periods. They’re routinely rushed to completion in order to sell for as much as possible.

            So yeah, you lose again. Better luck next year.

            I don’t know what I find more strange. That you research/detail user comments on various blogs or that I just defended our fair Doktor (twice kinda).

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            As with most things, context is everything. How about you post the message that followed that? And my response? No? Of course not, because that doesn’t fit with your rhetorically bankrupt style of discourse, Grizzled.

            Let’s summarize. I said what you quoted. Then someone else pointed out, rightly, that with modern seismic codes, the fundamental skeletons of these buildings are quite sturdy. That’s an excellent point, and let it never be said that I’m not willing to admit it when I’m wrong:

            “Ahh, I suppose you’re right. I wasn’t talking about the core skeleton of the building, so much as the interior and fittings. Which is to say, really thin drywall, poorly fitting vinyl windows, and fixtures that are essentially the cheapest on the market.

            As you say, however, if the skeleton is sound, there’s no reason that someone in the future couldn’t strip the building down to bare bones and try again, as they’re currently doing with 100 Van Ness.”

            Really, I’m not sure why I bother responding to your nonsense, but I guess things are a bit slow over the holidays.

  4. ProblemSolver says:

    It will be forever… sealed away.

  5. Oyster Boy says:

    re: prior buildings in that space coming back down… Maybe there’s an anomalous gravitational force below. Maybe a native American burial ground. Only the seal knows.