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Posts from — July 2008

Spot the skyline!

July 15, 2008

In the report for Oakland’s Zoning Update Committee of the Planning Commission for Wednesday’s hearing (PDF), city’s staff makes several major mistakes in Attachment H (pdf), among other places, regarding the height of existing buildings and their placement on the skyline, as discussed at A Better Oakland. From the selection below, try to spot all eight ten errors.

 

Lake Merritt Skyline

Lake Merritt Skyline

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Pedestrian-friendly public art

July 15, 2008

Recently the fine men and women of Oakland’s Public Works Department painted over a “guerilla” crosswalk installed in May by frustrated activists in the Gold Coast neighborhood. One resident is turning to public art to aid the pedestrian-unfriendly intersection: below is his proposal, Pride Mural.

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