Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Transamerica Tower

Part of San Francisco's charm is borne of the constant clashing of old and new. For instance: this juxtaposition of the modern Transamerica Tower pyramid and the historic landmark Sentinel Building, opened in 1907. (The building is now home to Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope production company.) To add tension between the two buildings, Hoagland took this photograph at night, when the neon signage of a nearby hotel adds a little grit and enhances the "old" part of the frame.