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How technology is transforming the San Francisco skyline

Where there used to be few skyscrapers, tall buildings are becoming a common sight

The new Salesforce Tower looming over the Victorian houses known as the painted ladies.

The Transamerica Pyramid seen from the 61st floor of the new Salesforce Tower.

San Francisco

THE skyscraper came late to this city, a shipping and manufacturing hub for much of its existence. The wealthy roosted on the hills, and the masses toiled on the flats and the docks. Everyone lived close to the ground in a setting renowned for...