Friday, May 16, 2008
Burning Down The School District
On Thursday morning, police "do not cross" tape went up once again in the neighborhood on Van Ness between Hayes and Fell Streets.
The beautiful, decrepit old Mission-style building at 135 Van Ness currently houses most of the administrative offices for the San Francisco Unified School District.
At 2AM on Thursday morning, a fire broke out on the corner of Van Ness and Hayes and seriously damaged about three floors.
The complex of seismically unfit, rotting old buildings covers an entire city block, and I wasn't even aware that people still worked in them until calling the school district today. Because the real estate is obviously extremely valuable and the school district, like every other in California, is going through some very rough financial times, I wonder what will come next.