San Francisco Planning Commissioner Christina Olague: Is it possible that she will demand that no future building in San Francisco be higher than a lamp post
to protect our fowl population?
It must be difficult to wake up and suddenly realize that San Francisco’s financial district is populated by skyscrapers and tall buildings. That is what apparently happened to San Francisco Planning Commissioner Christina Olague, who, after her comments this week about the proposed high rise development at 555 Washington St. in San Francisco, will be officially known as Commissioner Rip Van Winkle.
Her opposition to the 38 story tall 555 Washington St. has to do with the 400 foot height of the project. At the Planning Commission this week, which approved the development, Commissioner Olague said she was against the project because “the building is still going to be a death trap for birds.”
Today’s San Francisco Chronicle politely ridicules Commissioner Olague by making her statement “the Quote of the Week.”
It’s hard to imagine that Christina Olague believes that this one, single building in San Francisco will lead to the death of birds, particularly since the City is chock full of tall buildings. Perhaps she should propose international legislation to tear down all the tall buildings in the world. Or perhaps, she should go back to sleep.
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