Moscone Center Expansion Rendering 2.0

Responding in part to concerns about the impact of the Moscone Center’s proposed expansion project on the adjacent Children’s Garden, as well as to the impact of the building’s mass along Howard Street, the proposed design for the building by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Mark Cavagnero Associates has evolved.

Moscone Center Expansion Design: Howard Street

While the bulk of the south building would still rise to a height of 95 feet along Howard, a proposed setback of the top floor for the length of the Children’s Garden would reduce its impact on the open space behind the building.

Moscone Center Expansion: Children's Garden

A new Park Bridge over Howard would connect Yerba Buena to the playground.

Moscone Center Expansion: Park Bridge

9 thoughts on “Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined”
  1. It creates access to the recreation components between Folsom & Howard which helps unify it with the park to the North ,
    It looks good

  2. huh, according to the bandwagon the prior design was heaven itself. but I for one am glad to see the redesign, and to see the powers that be reasonably responding to reasonable criticism (something apparently less common on socketsite itself).

    1. I’m not sure about that; I see a whole lot of architectural criticism on these boards. There are more design experts than you can shake a stick at!

  3. Does this address the problem that make us close off Howard St for conference? I am grateful for all economic opportunities the conferences bring in. But the annual closure for two weeks is getting tired.

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