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Soma's Top Ten Buildings



    Soma's Top Ten Buildings
    The Federal Building in San Francisco takes tops on the list.

    The architects convention is in town, and John King is on fire.

    Today brings us a list of the top 10 buildings in the district that's "no longer the other side of the tracks." With a nod to the easy truth that SoMa's home to a ton of contemporary design, the list is pretty heavy on new buildings, some which have opened only in the last couple years (or haven't even opened yet). No. 1: the Federal Building on Mission. New and newer: Daniel Libeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum, Arquitectonica and Heller Manus's Infinity, the soon to open SPUR Urban Center by Pfau Long.

    One old building: The Montgomery, which was condo-retrofitted. And our favorite line, as King describes the Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed 560 Mission St: "Yes, glass can have class." Rhymey!

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