Best of San Diego in Pictures
A look at the stories behind 15 of our favorite images
(page 9 of 15)
Photo by Corey Miller
The staff debated this photo of El Cortez for this January’s “Inside the Icon” page. Some said it conjured memories of 9/11. But the image of the hotel, built in 1927 for $2 million, was dark, cool, and gritty. Some of our staffers, who worked in the Manhattan publishing world right after 9/11, thought the shot was worth the inclusion. Besides, in San Diego we see planes aiming at downtown every day.