Surfridge, CA

“Permancences in the city…serve to bring the past into the present, providing a past that can still be experienced…they are not defined only by an original or previous function, nor by their context, but have survived precisely because of their form – one which is able to accommodate different functions over time. Here again, the analogue of the skeleton can be seen to be quite precise. Like the skeleton which is not living and has lost its original function, only its form remaining intact, the propelling permancence continues to function as a record of time.” (Peter Eisenman, Introduction to The Architecture of the City)