Some call it the Salesforce Tower, some call the Eye of Sauron, some call it Benioff’s Butt Plug, but the building’s owner and landlord is actually Boston Properties. And that’s who was answering frantic calls on the morning of 9/11, when San Franciscans began to notice that the Salesforce building,
The spectacular wealth of Bay Area tech firms is driving up the cost of everything from your rent to a loaf of bread. But many of these companies are paying nothing whatsoever in federal taxes, racking up billions in profits while homelessness runs rampant, our infrastructure is crumbling, and income
In 2018 it became impossible to ignore that Salesforce not only bought a massive portion of our downtown, but also forever altered our city’s skyline. Now every time I look at that glowing, corporate spike in the sky, (which is visible from nearly everywhere in the city now) I just think of all the empty storefronts bellow it
In a landmark deal between Salesforce executives and The Dark Lord Sauron, Mordor will now begin using Salesforce products to modernize its staff recruiting process, manage border security, and engage with its orcs, goblins and cave trolls.
The Salesforce Transit Center has a crack problem. It became abundantly clear to authorities shortly after Dreamforce attendance arrived that the new 2.2 billion Transit Center was unsafe for the public, and would need to be closed immediately. A load bearing steel beam at the Transit Center was found to
This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. As I look out my window, I see it stretching toward the heavens. The large glass windows are filling in, reflecting the fog and the Bay. At night, it’s illuminated like a beacon, screaming, “I am the symbol
Open bar and appetizers paid for by Corporate America await you all week as Dreamforce 2016 swallows up SoMa and downtown (Oct. 4-7). The world’s largest software conference is also the world’s largest party-crashing opportunity, with oodles of cash-negative startups throwing insanely opulent parties all over our fair city. Here’s
When I was running for mayor of SF I went to the US Conference of Mayors to try and stir things up. I failed at that, but I did get to see some important people speak including Barrack Obama and Nancy Pelosi. A funny thing happened when Pelosi spoke though.