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The 8 Washington Development Website: New And Improved!

The 8 Washington Development Website: New And Improved!

As a tipster notes, Pacific Waterfront Partners’ website for the development of 8 Washington (and San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 351) has been updated to include a couple of snazzy new renderings of the proposed SOM design (the faux-French design is no longer) and a copy of the developers’ RFP... Read More »

41 Tehama: Fritzi Sees The City’s 350 Feet And Raises It Another 200

41 Tehama: Fritzi Sees The City’s 350 Feet And Raises It Another 200

At this point it’s simply a proposal. And a proposal that would not only require a significant upzoning of the parcel (currently 220 feet), but an upzoning of the upzoning that’s already in the works (350 feet). But if Fritzi Realty gets its way, a 550-foot residential tower designed... Read More »

350 Mission Street Scoop Redux: Building Website Live

350 Mission Street Scoop Redux: Building Website Live

As we wrote two months ago: A plugged-in tipster delivers a rendering of the SOM/Craig Hartman design to compliment the scoop on 350 Mission Street, a 27-story green tower that’s in the works for the corner of Mission and Fremont. We’re loving the openness of the triple-height lobby. As... Read More »

Budding Big Buildings Across The Bay (Oakland And Emeryville)

Encinal Jackson has submitted an application to build a 56-story mixed-use tower at 1938 Broadway in Oakland. At 715 feet, the proposed tower would nearly double the height of Oakland’s current tallest building, the Ordway at 1 Kaiser Plaza. The proposed tower would contain 1.5 million square feet of... Read More »

JustQuotes: The People (And Politics) Behind Buildings And Design

JustQuotes: The People (And Politics) Behind Buildings And Design

The Quote: ADCO is proposing a 38-story, elliptical-shaped glass building with five levels of underground parking. Market-rate condominiums would be built on top of the tennis courts and next door to a residence for seniors. The street that gently slopes downward to the Japantown malls would also undergo major... 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 »

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 »

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

Yes, all three proposals include wind turbines on top of their towers; will aim to achieve either Gold or Platinum LEED certification; and plan to rise between 1,100 and 1,350 feet in the air. Other than that, all three aim to redefine “the center of San Francisco” in very... Read More »

The (SOM) Master Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island

The (SOM) Master Plan For San Francisco’s Treasure Island

A plugged-in tipster directs us to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Master Plan for Treasure Island and an overview from NewcitySkyline: The Treasure Island Plan involves a unique, 21st century San Francisco community that is socially and economically diverse and supported by close-knit neighborhoods, unprecedented open space, resource-conserving technology and... Read More »

Ask (Nicely) And Ye Shall Receive: Cathedral Hill Tower Renderings

Ask (Nicely) And Ye Shall Receive: Cathedral Hill Tower Renderings

J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times delves deeper into the proposed Cathedral Hill tower to rise at 1481 Post Street and uncovers some coveted renderings. Read More »