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S.F. hospital gets proper treatment in makeover
San Francisco Chronicle

There’s much to be said for letting the layers of a city accumulate, different eras jostling for all the world to see.

But sometimes it’s best to go to the other extreme. Turn back the clock. Pay homage to the past. That latter approach fuels the rebirth of the long-empty Public Health Service Hospital on the southern border of the Presidio. The 480-bed medical facility from 1932 next month will reopen as 154 luxury apartments – and architectural make-believe never felt so right.