24 Windows

Weaving through Saturday morning’s first wave of tourists, a young boy sprints up the concrete steps of Coit Tower. He quickly dodges legs and purses to get a first look through one of the tower’s 24 windows, which exhibit a 360-degree view of San Francisco. Behind the boy, his grandmother calmly follows, latching her eyes onto his red shirt. Like so many others around him, the boy is eager to experience San Francisco in its entirety from atop the tower. The only part of the city he won’t...