Oakland doesn’t get much love from the national press. Journalists often describe it as either San Francisco’s gritty hipster sibling, or as a segregated city wracked by crime. Of course, it’s hard to argue with either of these representations: Parts ofOaklandarehipster enclaves, and its crime stats are high , but Oakland is also more than the clichés that typify it.
Straight through the roof. That's where the elevator cage seems headed as passengers race toward the top floor of a luxury high-rise tower that's under construction near the water's edge in the South of Market district.