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Wednesday, Mar 23 2011
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Talk to people from elsewhere about this city, and lots of times they say: (sighing longingly) “It's so beautiful there. The city itself is so pretty.” They're right, it is. Developers are pretty much always trying to make it uglier (cough *Transbay Terminal*) but still. At Make Art: San Francisco Skyline, the Museum of Craft and Design helps kids learn about what makes a skyline -- the fundamental shapes of buildings, stuff like that. Six- to 12-year-olds can hear stories about famous buildings, and we hope the storytellers include the one about the building that stood where the Transamerica pyramid is now, called the Montgtomery Block. It was floated into position on a raft of redwood logs, because the area was on the waterline at the time. Weird, right? Then everyone makes a collage of their own fantasy city.
Sat., March 26, 2 p.m., 2011

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