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1501 Greenwich: Twenty-Nine New Condominiums Coming Soon

1501 Greenwich: Twenty-Nine New Condominiums Coming Soon

The transformation of 2655 Van Ness from a 27,000 square foot class B office building (with private tennis court up top) into twenty-nine (29) new condominiums with a more upscale 1501 Greenwich address (no offense Marina Chateau) is about three months from completion. And in case it’s not readily... Read More »

It’s Official: Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines Win The Transbay Competition

It’s Official, the Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines team have won the Transbay Terminal and Tower design competition. But even as they selected the Hines-Pelli team over two rivals, leaders of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority stressed that the proposal now on the table is a starting point, not a fait... Read More »

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 »