You’re in for a treat if you get your hands on a Casement tower in the early morning hours of Friday, when the tall tower sits at the base of Casement Plaza.
The Casement is the tallest of the tallest buildings in the world, and it sits on a ledge that looks like a penthouse suite.
Inside, the roomy rooms are furnished with furniture from around the world and offer an impressive array of amenities.
Casement towers have been a part of San Francisco’s skyline for decades, and they were designed to be more than just a fun decoration, says the Casement’s founder, Peter Casement, who has been living in the city since the mid-1990s.
They are part of the city’s fabric.
“It’s a place where people go to feel comfortable,” Casement says.
“They come to see the world.
They’re a symbol of San Franciscans optimism and vitality.”
Casement also owns the Tower of Joy, which stands astride the tower.
But the tower has also been a focal point for protesters.
In 2017, protesters were arrested and charged with vandalism, vandalism, assault and criminal mischief after they vandalized the Casements property and tried to storm the building.
The protesters were also arrested after the police moved in to disperse the crowd, causing property damage.
When asked about the protesters’ behavior, Casement didn’t want to comment.
The protests have continued.
On Feb. 1, the San Francisco Police Department reported a total of five arrests, including two people for felony vandalism.
A week later, the same department reported three arrests, with a third for assault.
In January, the city filed a lawsuit against the protesters, claiming they were acting as a mob and trying to block the construction of a parking garage.
In response to the lawsuits, Casements attorney filed a motion for dismissal on Feb. 9.
“There’s no basis to support the claim that the Casings are in imminent danger,” his motion said.
In his motion, Casings attorney also cited “ongoing vandalism by the protesters,” including graffiti on the sidewalk and a sign on the building that read, “Shut Up and Stay Out.”
Protesters have also been protesting Casement and Tower of Power, which sits next to the Casament.
“The Casements are a symbol that San Francis hope to see change,” Casements partner, Paul Linder, says.
Linder is also an artist, and he says the protesters have been doing a good job.
“I think the protesters are very good artists,” he says.
The buildings are a part that the community loves to visit and a symbol for the city, he adds.
“These buildings, they are not just there for decoration.
They represent San Franciskas future.
They symbolize the future of the City.”
Casements website lists a few other events scheduled in the coming months: a “celebratory concert” featuring singer Chris Thile, the Casments own band, and the Casment Tower is the backdrop for a fundraiser that includes art installations, crafts and food.
“We’ll see who’s the biggest winner,” Casings owner says.