By Debbie Omariba
Want a free architecture tour of San Francisco ? Architect Eduardo Babadopulos has offered to take fellow JavaOne attendees on a walking tour, to the historic buildings of San Francisco's Financial District. In addition to being an architectural expert, Eduardo also works as a freelancer with interior architecture and landscape photography. Points of interest on this tour include:
• The Hallidie Building built around 1917-1918, which features glass walls.
• The Crown Zellerbach Building the first significant building to go up in San Francisco after the Great Depression and as such was the first international style building in San Francisco.
• The Shell building developed in 1930, was one of the tallest office structures in San Francisco, and remains one of the city’s most distinctive business addresses.
• Cross Sutter and Montgomery streets simultaneously by J-walking (diagonally crossing an intersection), an act that is allowed here, but usually considered a criminal offense.
The tour will take place after the Java Keynote on Sunday the 25th at 4:30pm. The meeting point will be the Hallidie Building, located on 130 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104. Meet your fellow Java enthusiasts and discover San Francisco with this free walking tour.