The Sentinel Building
So, I’ve always proclaimed the Sentinel Building as my favorite piece of architecture in San Francisco. I love the color, the vintage feel, the rounded dome at the top, the triangle shape. The way it represents something of the past in the otherwise more modern and sky-scraper filled financial district (it does sit right next to the Transamerica Pyramid). I’ve always been intrigued by the restaurant at the bottom so Rob took me there for my birthday dinner! When doing research on the restaurant, I discovered some crazy things— like the fact that the building and restaurant are owned by the Coppola family and that a part of the Godfather was in fact written in that very cafe. Yes, my favorite movie of all time was written by my favorite family in film in my favorite building. Yes, I was dorking out inside all over the place over this fact.