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Old March 28th, 2016, 01:15 AM   #381
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Old August 1st, 2016, 08:31 PM   #384
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Holy crap, this could get pretty ugly. Per Curbed today, the Millennium Tower has sunk an alarming 16 inches since its construction, and the developers are citing Transbay Terminal construction as the probable cause. Let's get ready for some epic lawsuits!

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The Millennium Tower, located in Yerba Buena next to the Transbay and Salesforce Tower constructions, is a symbol of the new San Francisco wealth. The tony high-rise, currently offering the most expensive one-bedroom in the city, houses such luminaries as Hunter Pence, Joe Montana, and a slew of tech brethren.

The building is also sinking.

That is the word from Matier & Ross. Rumors of the structure’s slow sinkage have been swirling over the last few months, but today the Chronicle has confirmed that the sleek, lauded building isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

...[S]ince its completion in 2008, the 58-story building has sunk 16 inches, according to an independent consultant hired to monitor the problem. It has also tilted 2 inches to the northwest.

"That’s significant ... and of concern," said Professor Greg Deierlein, director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University, who has been called in to evaluate the designs of a couple of San Francisco’s newer downtown high-rises.


In lieu of publicly taking responsibility, the building’s owners have placed the blame on neighboring construction.

The problem first came to light in 2010 when the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the public agency constructing the transit center, hired the consulting firm Arup to gauge how the excavation could affect the tower.

According to the consultant’s initial report, by the time excavation began — two years after the $350 million Millennium was completed — the tower had already settled 10 inches. That was 4 inches more than its builders had predicted for the life of the high-rise.


P.J. Johnston, a spokesperson for Millennium Partners, lays blame on Transbay construction, telling Matier and Ross, "They built a half-mile tunnel 60 feet underground and next to our building, and they were supposed to (protect the Millennium) — and they didn’t."

The transit center, for their part, say they bear "no responsibility for the tilt and excessive settlement."

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority reportedly spent more than $58 million building "an underground buttressing system to shore up the Millennium before beginning excavation in 2010," hence why the new transit center’s costs are reaching upward of $2.4 billion.

While the Millennium Tower’s sinkage into the earth is reportedly not a safety issue for residents, it does pose a problem for investors. Buyers won’t be so keen to hand over down payments for a structure that’s tilting into the ground—not in an earthquake-prone city like San Francisco, anyway.

While sinkage is typical for many high-rises—the famed Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, for example, sank only a half inch since opening in 1998—the rapidity of 301 Mission’s plunge is cause for alarm.

As for fixing this frightening issue, not a lot can be done. Talk of pumping cement under the building is one Band-Aid measure being tossed around. Civil engineers are currently working on trying to remedy the issue. What is sure is that lawsuits galore should begin as a result of this snafu.

This could be one of the most pricey battles in San Francisco real estate history. Curbed SF will update as soon we know more.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 09:06 AM   #385
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There's going to be a few unhappy residents and investors there.
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How is San Francisco tackling the possible real estate bubble and the ridiculous renting prices?

The heated rent market and super exclusive housing/condo prices drove out much of the creative class and a large bulk of the middle class. Short to mid term, this really damages the city and its vitality, actually it does already. I'm happy for new and shiny corporate towers and interesting condos etc., but SF definitely needs to do something for affordable housing. And finally start to acquire land / incorporate surrounding communities for construction areas. Maybe also convert industrial/commercial zones for high density housing/apartments.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #387
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How is San Francisco tackling the possible real estate bubble and the ridiculous renting prices?

The heated rent market and super exclusive housing/condo prices drove out much of the creative class and a large bulk of the middle class. Short to mid term, this really damages the city and its vitality, actually it does already. I'm happy for new and shiny corporate towers and interesting condos etc., but SF definitely needs to do something for affordable housing. And finally start to acquire land / incorporate surrounding communities for construction areas. Maybe also convert industrial/commercial zones for high density housing/apartments.
San Francisco's planning and regulatory controls are ridiculous and have stopped the city from seeing the volume of development necessary to even come close to meeting demand. Add that to a highly fragmented region that spans multiple counties and even more jurisdictions, all of which push the problem to someone else and take no responsibility in addressing the housing crisis, and you've got your answer: nothing much at all will be done.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #388
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Thanks! That leads me to the idea of doing some magic there.

Trust me and see what happens in about a year.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 02:53 AM   #389
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The epic saga continues...

For those who haven't already seen it in the LA Forums, the LA Times has a reveal of two new designs for the George Lucas "Museum of Narrative Art" -- one for Treasure Island in SF, and the other in Exposition Park in LA.

They're distinct designs, specific to their locations. Here's the T.I. design:



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On Treasure Island the museum would be part of a new master-planned district facing the San Francisco skyline and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The site offers dramatic views of the Bay but is buffeted by strong winds; in response Ma’s design has less outdoor space and significantly larger bands of windows than the L.A. version.

Both proposals feature the streamlined, digitally derived forms for which Ma (who is also designing a mixed-use project on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills) is well known. Bacigalupi said it was too early to say exactly how much the museum might cost to build in either location. (Including the endowment, the total value of the project is likely to exceed $1 billion.) He also said details of a lease agreement at either spot remained to be hammered out.
Gotta be honest, I prefer the LA version better, both from an aesthetics standpoint, and in terms of the practicality of putting it in Expo Park, as compared with the remoteness of Treasure Island.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 09:22 PM   #390
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Old October 29th, 2016, 12:56 AM   #391
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The epic saga continues...

For those who haven't already seen it in the LA Forums, the LA Times has a reveal of two new designs for the George Lucas "Museum of Narrative Art" -- one for Treasure Island in SF, and the other in Exposition Park in LA.

They're distinct designs, specific to their locations. Here's the T.I. design:





Gotta be honest, I prefer the LA version better, both from an aesthetics standpoint, and in terms of the practicality of putting it in Expo Park, as compared with the remoteness of Treasure Island.
I think the LA version looks nicer, though the SF one isn't bad. But the SF setting definitely wins, with the waterfront setting and skyline and bridge views.

Access would be better in LA, but I don't think transit will be that big of a problem on Treasure Island, once the ferries to downtown SF are in operation (which are supposed to run every 15 minutes). I'm sure bus service to the island will be increased due to all the new development that will be happening there, museum or not, and then you also have water taxis which don't move very many people, but will help slightly. There'll eventually be a pedestrian/bike path across the western span of the bridge too, and I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually widen the bridge ramps as well.

Also, that rendering has Emeryville and Berkeley photoshopped on top of part of west Oakland and the port of Oakland. Weird.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 06:52 AM   #392
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There is another article about the sinking Millennium Tower and it sank 16 inches and is leaning by several inches. The building has piles which are about 60-90 feet deep, depending on location, and they were drilled into place until they could support the necessary amount of weight per pile. They do not reach bedrock, but that is usually not considered necessary, as long as the pile can support the weight. If it gets worse, they could do what they did with the Leaning Tower of Pisa and dig out some of the ground beneath the tower to correct the lean, or inject concrete on the other side.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/san-fran...ng-from-space/



This image compared hundreds of locations with ones previously photographed and found that the tower sank by 1.6-1.8 inches in 1 year or 2.6-2.9 inches over the 17 months between satellite images.

It is important to note that the few inch lean is quite miniscule, and is less than the usual wind sway of a tower that size, but it could add up very fast. Another temporary Leaning Tower of Pisa fix was to add hundreds of tons of weight to the other side of the tower's base to counteract the weight shift.





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Old December 2nd, 2016, 06:41 PM   #393
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Curbed has a cool article on Mission Rock and the way the site is planned to mitigate the effects of 100 years of rising sea levels.

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Voters gave the thumbs up to the San Francisco Giants’ plan to convert a huge swath of parking lot into a voluminous new bay side development last year, but the team and their partners at the Port still have plenty of red tape to run through.

On Monday, December 5, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission will consider the latest round of designs for Mission Rock. You can take a gander at the development’s pending presentation here.


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Like AT&T Park itself, Mission Rock sits right in the wash zone of some of San Francisco’s lowest-lying developed areas—the first to feel the soggy ramifications of climate change lapping at its shores in a few years.

Mission Rock’s most densely developed areas will be elevated an extra four feet to keep their heads above water during particularly violent tides.

And take note of the particularly revealing slide labeled “Living With The Bay,” illustrating that the lowest areas closer to the waterfront will simply be designed with regular flooding in mind, using FEMA projections for the year 2100.




In the grand scheme of things, grading your site and elevating your buildings/living areas by a couple feet doesn't seem like a huge deal, but it's the kind of thoughtfulness that has impressed me about this project from the start. Looking forward to seeing this one approved and under construction soon.
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^ That's the kind of sensible, classical and harmonious architecture most Frisco neighborhoods need! Thumbs up!

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It's Ramsa. There's more information here.

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Funny that this article drops barely a week after my rant/history lesson on the politics of SF development over in the Salesforce tower thread.

Per Curbed, San Francisco's own Scott Weiner -- he of the "SF should always have a subway under construction" proposal, and newly minted state senator -- has proposed state legislation that would penalize cities for not meeting the state's housing goals.

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Every California city is required to build a certain amount of housing to meet the state’s overall housing goals.

And a lot of places just plain seem to ignore the mandate. Earlier this year, former Palo Alto Planning Commissioner Kate Downing opined that the Regional Housing Needs Assessments lack so much as a built-in slap on the wrist.

A new law proposed in Sacramento would put some spurs to it by telling cities to start building before the state steps in to expedite the process.

If SB 35 eventually passes the governor’s desk, cities not pulling their weight would be hit with a Sacramento-designed, streamlined development process forcing them to fast track projects.

Local governments guard authority over hometown development quite jealously, and the new rules would play that to the state’s advantage by threatening loss of control.

San Francisco’s own Scott Wiener introduced the bill hours after being sworn in as state senator on Monday.

As a local lawmaker, Wiener frequently pushed to make development and construction easier. It took him less than the length of a leisurely lunch to start playing the same tune in the capital.

It’s not yet clear what the streamlined entitlements process would look like or how far behind a city would have to fall to provoke it. The version of SB 35 on file right now says barely anything, and looks like a placeholder until the real thing is finished.

This is something of a variation on a theme: Governor Jerry Brown previously tried to override local controls with an aggressive housing law of his own, only to see it chloroformed in the senate.

Wiener’s way allows cities to stay in the driver’s seat—as long as they keep pace. “Local communities, more often than not, know what is best for residents,” he says via Medium.

“[But] local control should mean that communities get to decide how they comply with housing goals, not whether they comply.”

Under the 2014-2022 RHNA, San Francisco should build about 3,608 new homes every year. Which the present construction pipeline will probably meet, although things get a little sketchy after 2020.

The rest of the Bay Area is expected to come up with nearly 160,000 homes over the same period. Including nearly 2,000 in Palo Alto and 83 in Brisbane.
I hope like hell Weiner gets a version of this thing through the Senate, and I think it has a chance for the above-stated reasons of preserving some local control, while also addressing the housing issues that are getting increasingly difficult to ignore. Although I would like to see the RHNA's target aimed even higher than the current 3608 -- SPUR did an analysis of housing costs and determined the City should be building 5000 units a year in order for rents to stabilize, and CityLab argues that we should have been doing so since the early nineties, while instead the City was averaging 1500 units a year for decades.

The threat of Sacramento overriding the impossibly demanding SF development system might be the final push for the City to reform its practices in the face of increasing demand (economic and political) that something has to change change.
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Parcel F update from Socketsite:

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The proposed 64-story tower to rise at 550 Howard Street, on Transbay Parcel F, would reach a height of 806 feet as proposed, making it the fourth tallest tower in San Francisco, behind the Salesforce/Transbay Tower, the future Oceanwide tower at 50 First Street, and San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid building.

As designed by Pelli Clark Pelli with HKS for the “F4” development team, 200 condos would be spread across the top 27 floors of the 550 Howard Street tower, with 16 floors (287,000 square feet) of office space and a 250-room hotel below.
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