Uber to Thrust New Erection Skyward

Uber (which I have used, and is way more convenient than calling a cab company, getting put on hold, getting hung up on, calling back, getting put on hold, getting through to a dispatcher, having them grump about sending over a cab, then waiting 45 minutes before giving up and just driving one’s own car not even that far, jeez, ugh, I give up*) already has an “office” in the greater Potrero District, but it seems that isn’t enough for them — now they will be laying claim to part of a block in the Mad Max-style Wasteland up-and-coming Mission Bay neighborhood. Good for them!

Our crack team** of rendition artists rendered an artist’s rendering of their beautiful new tower:
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Up! We must build up if we are to solve this office space crisis.

Finally, Dogpatch will have an answer to Sutro.
Sutro v Sauron 3

I think it will look pretty sharp next to the new arena:
Sauron 3

“Then at last his gaze was held: wall upon wall, battlement upon battlement, black tower of adamant, he saw it: Barad-Ûber, Fortress of Travis. All hope left him.”
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Okay, just kidding***, it will be a boring eleven story tower, not a perch from which evil can survey the land.
Sauron 8b

I bet you can’t even spot it in this image:
Sauron 9b

Anyway, Google Earth is fun and mostly useful to play with.

Thanks to Ŧยгאยร Ŧคzєzคђเг for the model. (used without permission)

* it is shocking the lengths that cab companies will go to avoid being better. Shouldn’t there be a “disruptive” company coming in with a centralized multi-company taxi dispatch and a general reduction in pure evil?

** Me. I am the team.

*** Am I kidding?

One Comment

  1. Adrienne Heim wrote:

    Hi Jesse,

    I just want to let you know that the SFMTA rolled out Flywheel for their cabs. So, you can download the app and it’s similar to Lyft and Uber where you enter payment and request a cab. I’ve tried it twice and it has worked well.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:58 am | Permalink

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