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841 Webster Returns: And Perhaps It’s Now “Priced to Rent!”

841 Webster Returns: And Perhaps It’s Now “Priced to Rent!”

As a tipster notes, 841 Webster (which failed to sell at $989,000 despite four months on the market, a total of $310,000 in reductions, and advertising “Priced to Sell!”) has returned to the market as a rental. And according to craigslist, they’re looking for $4,950 a month. We’ll just... Read More »

JustQuotes: Architecture Check (And Opinion) On Isle Three

“The new Whole Foods Market in San Francisco shows with meticulous precision why upscale grocery stores are coveted by communities that want to see themselves as fully rounded or on the map. In the process, it also shows the design gap between mainstream America’s stylish retail environments and the... Read More »

And Like There’s Any Chance We Could Resist (700 Broderick)

And Like There’s Any Chance We Could Resist (700 Broderick)

We’re sure there’s a story out there somewhere about 700 Broderick, we just haven’t found it (yet). And yes, the lack of interior photography did raise an eyebrow (or two). UPDATE: And not too surprisingly, the conversation quickly turns to NOPA. Or Lower Divisadero. Or Western Additon. Or whatever... Read More »

JustQuotes: True Or Not, At Least It Sounds Good

“What it will mean for San Francisco to have its tallest building be the Transbay Terminal tower is a statement that our highest value is ecology,” said Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, a local public policy think tank. “It will be... Read More »

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

It’s true, the Hines/Pelli Clarke Pelli proposal for “City Park” has won (save an uprising by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, or the Planning Commission) the design competition for San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower. The winning Transbay terminal proposal by developer... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center + Tower: More Proposal Porn

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center + Tower: More Proposal Porn

Forest City has launched a new website with a bit more video, renderings and background information on the Richard Rogers design proposal for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and Tower. And as a plugged-in tipster notes, the complete Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) presentation along with additional animations... Read More »

Add Another (Proposed) Tower To The Transbay Mix (181 Fremont)

Add Another (Proposed) Tower To The Transbay Mix (181 Fremont)

Another tower, this one a mere 900 feet, has been proposed for the area surrounding San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower. And according to J.K. Dineen, the “razor-thin skyscraper” at 181 Fremont “would include 500,000 square feet of office space beneath about 140 residential condominiums.” The Fremont Street... Read More »

A Greener View In The Works For Some At BLŪ (And Others)

A Greener View In The Works For Some At BLŪ (And Others)

TMG Partners has engaged Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) to bring a completely new skin (likely glass and stone), public plaza (at third and Folsom), and green overhaul (targeting LEED silver) to the ex-AT&T compound at 680 Folsom. And while it might not seem like a typical SocketSite story,... Read More »

London Calling: A San Francisco To London Neighborhood Comparison

A young couple living in London, but making the move to San Francisco next month, drops us a note looking for some guidance on San Francisco neighborhoods. Or rather more specifically, “f you know London, please try to compare areas!” And as much as we love London (and know... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Design Proposals: Highlights

San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Design Proposals: Highlights

Keep in mind that design elements of all three proposals are likely to change (some rather dramatically) between now and the final selection on September 20th (and again between the final selection and construction). That being the case, a few highlights that caught our attention (in reverse order of... Read More »