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In her essay entitled ‘The Solitary Stroller and the City’, Rebecca Solnit says that ‘Walking the streets is what links up reading the map with living one’s life, the personal microcosm with the public macrocosm;
“She makes form out of the formlessness, continuity out of fragments, narrative and meaning out of scattered incidents (Solnit, 2013).” In Greek mythology, each human life is a thread.
The Transformation of San Francisco, writer Rebecca Solnit is quoted as saying of the Metreon that “a more obsequious monument to capitalism would be hard to find.” Many people who were there in the early 2000s remember the Metreon as a confused “cross between a store and a museum,” or “what the future was supposed to look like, and it was terrible.” In that sense, we might consider the Metreon a living monument to futuristic dystopias past.