The Shadow City: How the Unbuilt Past Shapes the Region of Today

Wednesday Sep 18 2013   6:00 PM
California Historical Sociey  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

John King (Cityscapes), Urban Design Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle and an instigator of the “Unbuilt San Francisco” exhibitions, explores the afterlife of architectural and planning initiatives that never came to pass–but left a huge mark on our region nonetheless, seen in everything from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to AT&T Park and the Transbay Terminal that’s now under construction.

$5 General Admission, free for CHS Members; for more information and to RSVP visit


John KingJohn King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic. He joined the paper in 1992 and has been in his current post since 2001. His writing on architecture and urban design has been honored by groups including the California Preservation Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the California chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2002 and 2003.