That stretch of Bay is completely dead because of it and the two city halls though. Really wish the NPS revitalization had cleaned up the bay street frontage of the square a bit.. There is a lot of waste asphalt along Bay.
Don't disagree with that, but the Bell Bunker is actually the least problematic of the three in terms of streetscape animation. Its main entrance faces the Bay/Albert intersection, and the Bay frontage at least allows for street-related retail (even though the windows are currently covered and used for offices) if that part of Bay were ever revitalized.
In terms of more recent buildings, the Marriott next door is a lot worse.
But we are getting quite off topic for this thread ....
That would be because it's not real lol. Tried experimenting with a snow overlay that I didn't think it would be that obvious. The biggest giveaway must be that the short exposure time of the snow doesn't match the longer exposure time of the skaters.
edit: On further thought, all that snow in the foreground with nothing in the background seems amiss too