I actually saw this building from I-280 regularly, and thought it would be interesting to photograph. While visiting Islais Creek Studios (see my previous article), I did finally have a chance to do see it up close…while it was being demolished. Turns out it is an old cannery and has been a graffiti mecca since it was condemned after the 1989 earthquake; you can read more about it here.
A very interesting photo! I have to say it makes me a little sad, though, to see old buildings demolished, especially when they have any sort of historic merit. Preservation and recycling is always preferable to more ugly new buildings, IMO.