One of the cool things about our new condo is that we'll be a couple of blocks from the new federal tower being built at 7th and Mission. This building, due to open next summer, looks like it will kick some major architectural ass.
The Chronicle describes the "stark" building as a "concrete slab...clad in glass, and draped on the long southern wall by perforated steel panels that open and close." Here's a picture. The architect, Santa Monica-based Thom Mayne, just won the Pritzker prize -- the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for architecture.
Anyway, it should be fun to watch it go up.