Look to the east, and what do you see? The Bay Bridge, iridescent with vidboards advertising centiburgers and cyhancements, and beyond that, the Oakland Slabs.
To the north: Alcatraz, miraculously untouched by the Quake of 2122. The lucky lottery winners will be making their annual pilgrimage there soon. A handful will be devoured by The Red Daisy. The rest will be disappointed and buy another ticket next year. Humans are ridiculous animals.
To the south: the BoomBoom Corporation Dome. Who can say what fantastic wonders are being developed beneath that plass and ChrohmSteel structure? Certainly nothing involving world-ending technologies, disturbing genetic experimentations, or multi-dimensional portal unlocking. Certainly not.
To the west: the Sutro Channel, then Sutro Island itself and the Whateverologists that inhabit it. Finally, beyond that, the gray and choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean.