There is a lot to read about buildings. From time to time I write about them on this blog. That’s not what this about.

This time, I’d like to pay some attention to things stuck on, stuck through, hanging off, and stuck on top of buildings.

Like these:

 

STUCK ON:


This stuff has been hanging off the abandoned Hugo Hotel, South of Market, forever it seems.

 


Flax art supply store, Market Street

 

STUCK THROUGH:


For seismic reinforcement.

 

STUCK ON TOP:


If you’ve got a stubby building, why not put an elegant, slender one on the roof?

(505 Montgomery, SF, photo by Steve Vettel)

 

BUILDING ON THE SIDE:


Or you could put a really handsome bank on the side of a bank.

 

    A LITTLE INTEREST, STUCK ON:


 

PATTERN, STUCK IN:


 

HEADS, STUCK ON:


 

HOW ABOUT A NICE OWL ON TOP?


This owl is in Barcelona. To the left, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.

 

STUCK ON, PARTS OF OTHER BUILDINGS:


 

For parts of other buildings stuck on a building, you can’t beat the Tribune Tower in Chicago.

As the brochure in the lobby tells it:

“Studding the Tower’s limestone exterior are more than 150 carefully selected stones and artifacts from around the world. Visitors can see fragments of Abraham Lincoln’s original tomb, India’s Taj Mahal, and China’s Forbidden City without leaving downtown Chicago. Some of the Tower’s famous stones are from structures that pre-date the Christian era, such as the great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Others like the Berlin Wall, recall historic events of the 2 0th Century. Still others are associated with notable persons including George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Mark Twain.”

To top it off, the Tribune Tower has a Gothic cathedral on the roof:


 

 


 

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