San Diego, CA

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January 4, 2010
Originally published in Make It New!
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  In San Diego, one of the only major American cities with a downtown airport, locals are as accustomed to low-flying aircraft as they are to Spanish colonial architecture.
    In San Diego, one of the only major American cities with a downtown airport, locals are as accustomed to low-flying aircraft as they are to Spanish colonial architecture.
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  Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute is a stunning building that looks directly out to the sea. Architectural tourists flock to the site, which still functions as a working laboratory.
    Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute is a stunning building that looks directly out to the sea. Architectural tourists flock to the site, which still functions as a working laboratory.
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  San Diego’s main Mormon temple is an unusual building, but architect Aaron Anderson will take unusual over bland any day.
    San Diego’s main Mormon temple is an unusual building, but architect Aaron Anderson will take unusual over bland any day.
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  Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres.
    Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres.
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  University Avenue is one of San Diego’s main thoroughfares and one that Anderson would like to see developed like Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
    University Avenue is one of San Diego’s main thoroughfares and one that Anderson would like to see developed like Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
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  Many of the city’s best young architects meet and teach at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture.  Photo by Richard Powers.   This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
    Many of the city’s best young architects meet and teach at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture. Photo by Richard Powers.
    This originally appeared in Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria.
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  The San Diego Convention Center, which is sited on eleven acres along San Diego Bay, was designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.
    The San Diego Convention Center, which is sited on eleven acres along San Diego Bay, was designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.
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  The San Diego California Temple, conceived by architects William S. Lewis, Jr., Dennis Hyndman, and Shelly Hyndman, opened to the public in 1993.
    The San Diego California Temple, conceived by architects William S. Lewis, Jr., Dennis Hyndman, and Shelly Hyndman, opened to the public in 1993.
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  The Children’s Pool is a cement walkway that extends toward the sea, offering visitors a vantage point to observe harbor seals and ocean life.
    The Children’s Pool is a cement walkway that extends toward the sea, offering visitors a vantage point to observe harbor seals and ocean life.
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  The Starlight Lounge, a restaurant and bar, was designed by Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John of Bells & Whistles.
    The Starlight Lounge, a restaurant and bar, was designed by Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John of Bells & Whistles.
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  Las Cuatro Milpas Restaurant is a hometown favorite, located on Logan Avenue.
    Las Cuatro Milpas Restaurant is a hometown favorite, located on Logan Avenue.
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  The LInkery, located in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, offers sustainably raised meats from local farms, cask ales and homemade, hand-spun ice cream.
    The LInkery, located in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego, offers sustainably raised meats from local farms, cask ales and homemade, hand-spun ice cream.
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  Spacecraft Gallery is a by-appointment contemporary art gallery on North Park Way.
    Spacecraft Gallery is a by-appointment contemporary art gallery on North Park Way.
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  The Museum of Contemporary Art, which has two locations in the city: one carries work created since 1950 and is located in downtown San Diego, and the other, MCASD in Downtown, features site-specific installations by artists such as Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra.
    The Museum of Contemporary Art, which has two locations in the city: one carries work created since 1950 and is located in downtown San Diego, and the other, MCASD in Downtown, features site-specific installations by artists such as Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra.
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