San Francisco officials and international representatives celebrated a crowning achievement Monday morning when a refurbished dome was placed on top of the Golden Gate Park windmill that is considered the largest of its kind in the world.The 106-year-old Samuel Murphy Windmill, also known as the South Windmill, received its restored 64-ton copper dome at a “capping” ceremony at 11 a.m., a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman said. Read More
The lofty dreams of wind-powered energy for a Miraloma Park home have run up against the concerns of neighbors, who appealed a city permit issued for a 35-foot windmill.
Homeowners on the windblown 400 block of Teresita Boulevard, near Twin Peaks, secured city approval to install a Skystream-model windmill in their front yard. The three-bladed device would be taller than the two-story house behind it. Read More