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

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Alex

    I like it! Even though the tower proposal grew on me this one is better than the original.

  2. Posted by gml

    Better than than original but still reminiscent of an airport terminal.

  3. Posted by MarketSt

    LGTM. Ship it!

  4. Posted by Joseph A

    It creates access to the recreation components between Folsom & Howard which helps unify it with the park to the North ,
    It looks good

  5. Posted by palmssf

    approved. next!

  6. Posted by Sierrajeff

    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).

    • Posted by Brad

      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!

  7. Posted by Wai Yip Tung

    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.

  8. Posted by badlydrawnbear

    Very nice.

    Looks very similar to the new Modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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