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How San Francisco skyscrapers have modified since 9/11

Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Friday, September 10th, and the schools in San Francisco are not being overwhelmed by the Delta Wave. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

After the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorists on September 11, 2001, many were skeptical that high towers would rise again in American cities.

But 20 years after 9/11 there are more skyscrapers than ever. Central Park Tower in New York City. Trump Tower in Chicago. Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.

See design critic John King’s special report examining tall buildings constructed in San Francisco and other major cities since September 11th.

• Sapeidah and Ghazal Saeedi belong to the generation after September 11th. You are too young to have seen the events of a day 20 years ago, but your life is shaped by it.

• After the terrorist attacks, Jeffrey Orth carried a US flag over the Golden Gate Bridge every day for months and embodied the patriotism that was emerging at the time.

• The 20 year civil rights trip for two women and the Bay Area Muslim community.

• The chronicle’s guide to local events, offers and memorial services for common remembrance and healing.

Zero breakouts

Students gather in the courtyard of Lowell High School in San Francisco as classes cleared for the day last month.

Brontë Wittpenn / The Chronicle

New data from the San Francisco Department of Public Health shows that there have been no coronavirus outbreaks in San Francisco schools since students returned to face-to-face study in mid-August.

Officials said 5,543 of the city’s 118,000 children had the virus, only 13 had been hospitalized since the pandemic began and none had died from it.

That contradicts national trends that have shown significant increases in the cases and hospitalizations of school-age children amid the delta surge, particularly in areas with low vaccination rates and no masking requirements, writes Jill Tucker.

• President Biden’s vaccination mandate means many more people, even in the Bay Area, will need to be vaccinated to achieve levels of community immunity to end the delta surge.

• A Chronicle analysis shows that counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump have had higher mortality rates than their bluer counterparts since vaccines became widespread in June.

• Experts weigh the best masks for children.

• Rapid at-home antigen tests are difficult to find in the Bay Area. Here’s what to look for and where.

• A California law would make it illegal to obstruct vaccination sites.

Around the bay

Ashley Dias, 45, has been identified as a volunteer border guard who was fatally shot in Lafayette this week.

Ashley Dias, 45, has been identified as a volunteer border guard who was fatally shot in Lafayette this week.

Provided by Gloria Dias

Celebrated as a hero: A volunteer border guard at a Lafayette middle school pushed children off a vehicle that eventually hit him, causing fatal injuries.

SF Corruption Investigation: Recology agrees to pay former director of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, Mohammed Nuru, $ 36 million for his role in the bribery.

Watching Wildfire: An alert issued to most of Northern California raises concerns that dry lightning could ignite new fires and fuel existing ones.

Alternative to prison: SF creates a new therapeutic community that offers transitional housing and drug counseling with a controversial approach.

• “Magical or a chaos ? A new law to streamline San Francisco’s notoriously complicated corporate licensing process has received mixed reviews. Likewise: The next big skyscraper in San Francisco will break the ground in 2022.

A return to the events: The Moscone Center welcomed its first major convention since the March 2020 pandemic closings. Likewise: Yelp will move its headquarters to SF and plan to return to the office early next year.

Starring: San Francisco

Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves star

Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves star in “The Matrix Resurrections,” which was partially filmed in San Francisco.

Warner Bros. Pictures

The first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” was released on Thursday and San Francisco is the focus of the film teaser.

At the beginning of the trailer, viewers see the city skyline and towards the end a view of the towering Salesforce Tower.

Last year before the pandemic broke out, cast and crew were spotted filming across San Francisco, including Chinatown and a downtown BART station. Read more about the expected film here and watch the full trailer and use this quiz to see if you can identify the locations in the city in the trailer.

Bay Briefing was written by Kellie Hwang and Anna Buchmann and sent to readers’ email inboxes on weekday mornings. Sign up for the newsletter here and contact the authors at anna.buchmann@sfchronicle.com and kellie.hwang@sfchronicle.com.

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