A startling rendering of the $346 million death row complex the state appears determined to build at San Quentin State Prison makes it clear that it will be a new Marin landmark.
It also will be a symbol of state lawmakers' stubborn and misguided refusal to take a hard look at a construction project that gets more costly each year.
The hulking four-story structure promises to show how little respect the state has for the shoreline- development standards California imposes on anyone else who wants to build on the bay.
There is no question that larger and more modern facilities are needed: but where to build a new death row and how much should it cost?
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