8 Octavia – DDG
After the Overpass


Hayes Valley – In 2002, the city demolished the stretch of freeway that ran above Octavia, opening a floodgate of traffic but also unleashing a wave of development that has washed over the area since. Wedge into a corner of Market Street, space efficient and flamboyant, with a façade resembling stacked, luminous shipping crates, 8 Octavia is the foamy edge of that wave, breathlessly heralding itself as the “gateway to San Francisco.”


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