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Check Out the Transbay Designs at Yerba Buena Center

On a few earlier posts on this blog, I provided some photos I took of models and posters of the 3 proposed entries in the design competition for the Transbay Transit Center and its accompanying signature tower. There were also links to many more pictures provided by the architects themselves on their websites. If these … Continue reading

More Transbay Eye Candy

UPDATE: Make sure to check out the Transbay Forest City website for many photos and videos of the Forest City/Richard Rogers proposal. The Pelli website has also been updated with a great deal more diagrams and materials than were originally posted. Original Post: I put a few pictures of the proposed Transbay designs in an … Continue reading

Making the Case for Great Height

It looks like the SF Bay Guardian is once more whining about building tall buildings. Their analysis is, in general, extremely unnuanced, and usually follows this formula: if it’s tall, it’s bad. This time, their claim is that the new Transbay Tower is the “devil’s bargain.” Their post actually does not even give the usual … Continue reading

Three Transbay Designs Unveiled

Last night’s Transbay meeting in the Board of Supervisors chambers marked an important point in the process that will result in the Transbay Transit Center and its associated signature tower. Although this is just the beginning of a long review (and even longer construction) process, we should not mistake the significance. Not only is Transbay … Continue reading


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