One of my Favorite Spaces in San Francisco

Dateline Billings Montana:
The last surviving flag from 
Custer's Last Stand
(the "Battle of Little Bighorn") 
sold for $2.2 million.
The flag was purchased in 1895 for $5
by the Detroit Institute of Arts.  
Proceeds of the sale will be used to 
acquire more native American Art.
Can you say ironic.

          Hyatt Regency "Light Curtain"

Great Spaces 
One of my favorite spaces in 
San Francisco, is the atrium in the 
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.  
At Xmas when they hang
the "Light Cutain", 
the room is transformed into
a sort of surreal movie set.  
Unfortunately this year they did
not include the massive model train
installation under the "Sphere".

                 Hyatt Regency 'Sphere"

The space was used as the lobby 
for Irwin Allen's 1974 film 
"The Towering Inferno".
The story of the worlds tallest 
building catching fire the 
night of it's grand opening.
A "Titanic" on land story.
If you are familiar with the 
movie, you might recognize 
the elevators in the 
background.            Hyatt Regency Lobby ~ Towering Inferno
They played a pivotal 
part in the film.
Imagine having Steve McQueen as your
city's Fire Chief...way cool.


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