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Downtown Oakland circa 1910

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Facade Watch: Modernism in the DTO

February 8, 2008

The first of the post-dot-bomb 10k projects are nearing completion in downtown Oakland. In a break from tepid and bland buildings of the recent past (555 12th St, Center 21, most projects in and around Old Oakland), many of these new buildings are unflinchingly modern in style. The three newest are refreshingly forward-thinking additions to their various neighborhoods. After the break, descriptions and photos. [Read more →]