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Albany, CA 94710
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"As you can see, it is graffiti covered..."
"Great view of the city and just plain miraculous."
"...concrete building with a window, deck, balcony, and spiral staircase."
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Joe Jones
2 years ago
This place is incredible. I real monument to what people can do on their own. This is a handmade concrete building with a window, deck, balcony, and spiral staircase. Watch out for hobos that live in the park but they hardly ever bother anyone during the day. This place belongs to everyone. Great view of the city and just plain miraculous. If you've never been here . GO.
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Nunya Bizniz
2 years ago
I made my trek out to California for two reasons - to see the giant Sequoias and to see this park. This is merely one of the several landmarks on the Albany Bulb. The entire peninusla is dotted with street art and the ongoing developments of the folks that call it home. I suppose its proximity to Berkeley helps keep it from being closed down, plus I read that it is a little too unstable to be developed into anything particularly profitable. The little building itself is fun. As you can see, it is graffiti covered, and some of it is pretty stylish work - good bright contrasty colors. It's solid as a rock, functional, and has a certain childlike innocence to it which seems to be violated by the graffiti - forced to serve purposes it doesn't condone or comprehend. Random, derelict, misbegotten. Yet it survives. The entire place speaks to what a community of people will do, even with just the refuse of another community, if given time. We are constantly told we need the wealthy to "create jobs" for us, but the real work of life is just survival, and given the spare time after that, people will do almost anything without any help from the wealthy at all. Indeed, it seems most things get done in spite of them, and this building certainly is an example of that.
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james freeman
a year ago
Dont let the bougie bastards take it from the people!