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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:10 AM   #81
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Designs for Mission Bay block 40 have been released:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...border_of.html

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upon Block 40, a 995,000 square foot office complex composed of two "campuses" is proposed to rise. Each campus would feature a 5-story building connected to a 12-story, rising up to 180 feet. 680 parking spaces would be provided in two 5-story parking garages. The western facades of the buildings and open spaces facing Interstate 280 have been designed so that if Interstate 280 is razed, the area could be repurposed as public open space.






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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #82
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The winning tower design for transbay block 9 has been released:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...block_9_a.html

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With a design by SOM and rendered by steeleblue, Avant Housing and Essex Property Trust have been selected by The Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to develop Transbay District Block 9 along Folsom Street.

On the site between First and Essex Streets, a 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium will rise with 563 housing units, 25 percent of which will be below market rate.
The article says 400 feet, but renderings show 44 floors plus a crown, so I'm guessing this might be closer to 500'/152m tall.




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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #83
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The article says 400 feet, but renderings show 44 floors plus a crown, so I'm guessing this might be closer to 500'/152m tall.

a 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium = 485 feet maybe?
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Old February 16th, 2013, 08:49 AM   #84
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The article says 400 feet, but renderings show 44 floors plus a crown, so I'm guessing this might be closer to 500'/152m tall.

a 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium = 485 feet maybe?
Yeah, maybe that explains it. I can't wait for this one to go up, it's definitely one of the most unique looking towers I've seen proposed for SF. Construction is planned to start in early 2014, so it's shouldn't be too long.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #85
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three more skyscrapers are going to go up soon:

201 Folsom (400'/122m tower and a 450'/137m tower) is supposed to start construction in March:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...tart_next.html




And 222 Second (350'/107m) is uspposed to start construction sometime this summer:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...ction_thi.html



Also, the Giants have signed Anchor Brewing company onto their Mission rock project in Mission Bay:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...ssion_roc.html

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The San Francisco Giants have signed Anchor Brewing to renovate San Francisco's Pier 48 and build "production and distribution facilities, a restaurant, museum and other public attractions” on the site, an anchor tenant for the Giants' Mission Rock Development.

While the 27-acre Mission Rock development will likely take a decade to finish, Anchor could be up and brewing on Pier 48 by the end of 2016, quintupling their current production from 120,000 to 600,000 barrels a year.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #86
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And here's an update on 350 Mission (400'/122m).

The current building is now almost completely demolished. Here's how the site looked a couple days ago:

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pbo31/8...n/photostream/
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:00 AM   #87
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New rendering for 201 Folsom:


http://www.cpexecutive.com/regions/w...o-condo-tower/
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Old February 25th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #88
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Old March 21st, 2013, 08:50 PM   #89
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Two 13 story residential towers are proposed to go in at Pine and Van Ness streets:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2....html#comments







the site as it looks currently:



This project was originally proposed in 2007 as a 12 story and 25 story tower, but the neighborhood is unfortunately a NIMBY stronghold (just like the rest of the northeast quarter of SF), and that plan was rejected.

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Also a deal was reached on the new cathedral hill hospital, and the new plan was approved. It will now be 226' tall and have 12 floors, down from 269'/14 floors, and St. Luke's hospital will be rebuilt at 142' and 7 floors, up from 99'/5 floors:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...hospitals.html





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And the environmental impact report for the 550' tower (residential + the Mexican Museum) proposed at 706 Mission will be reviewed and certified (or not) any day now, which is of course an important step towards approving the tower:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2..._for_a_cr.html

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:29 AM   #90
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Not really what you call 'towers'' but better than what's there now.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 02:17 AM   #91
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Not really what you call 'towers'' but better than what's there now.
They may not be very tall, but they certainly fit the definition of "tower", no matter what source you use:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tower
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tower

Yes they're short, and no one ever said they were skyscrapers, but they can definitely be described as "towers" or "highrises", when going by most definitions, and they definitely will "tower" above most of their neighbors in that area.

But yeah, definitely better than the vacant buildings and parking lot that's there now. Too bad the 25 story tower got chopped down to 13 stories though.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 02:46 AM   #92
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The "baseline" height for a lot of new buildings in San Francisco, thanks mainly to Planning Code limits, is around 8 or 9 floors. So buildings of 12 floors or more tend to stick a bit above their neighbors (outside of downtown and other highrise districts). That may not make them "towers", but it does make them prominent.

Meanwhile, I'm kind of surprised the gas station is staying. Since it's the only place to buy gas in the area (only other one I know of is at Turk & Franklin), I'm sort of glad but I wish it weren't on Van Ness.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #93
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True, and though they barely qualify as "towers" (or as highrises), they still fit the definition, so I see no problem with calling them that. And I agree about the gas station. It sucks to have the urban fabric broken up like that, but we do need places to buy gas.

And here's some good news about 181 Fremont...Looks like they might start construction pretty soon:

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181 Fremont Tower Fully Rendered, Animated, And Ready To Rise

Having acquired the Transbay parcel and approved plans to build a 52-story tower with 14 floors of condos over 400,000 square feet of office space and a spire reaching 800 feet, Silicon Valley builder Jay Paul plans to break ground on 181 Fremont as soon as possible.
http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...n_the_way.html

They also released an animation of the tower:

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Love the design of this tower. It will be my favorite in San Fran.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #95
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I said that because they are as tall as they are wide. btw, great vid
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Old March 30th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #96
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I said that because they are as tall as they are wide. btw, great vid
Looking at the renderings, they're definitely a bit taller than they are wide, though not by a lot.

And yeah, the video is cool. This building will be a great addition to the skyline. The crazy thing is that in a few months, the following buildings will possibly all be under construction, and they're all within just a few blocks from each other:

Transbay Tower (approved, construction might start this summer) - 1,070' / 326m / 60 floors / 1.37 million sq. ft. of office space
181 Fremont (approved, construction starts "as soon as possible") - 803' / 244m / 52 floors / 400,000 sq. ft. office space + 74 residential units
Rincon Hill North tower (under construction) - 541' / 165m / 50 floors / 299 residential units
45 Lansing (site prep) - 450' / 137m / 45 floors / 227 residential units
201 Folsom tower 1 (approved, construction starts soon) - 450' / 137m / 43 floors / 355 residential units
201 Folsom tower 2 (approved, construction starts soon) - 400' / 122m / 38 floors / 300 residential units
350 Mission (site prep) - 400' / 122m / 30 floors / 450,000 sq. ft. of office space
535 Mission (site prep) - 380' / 116m / 27 floors / 290,000 sq. ft. of office space
Foundry Square III (under construction) - 145' / 44m / 10 floors / 286,000 sq. ft. of office space
333 Fremont (under construction) - 90' / 27m / 8 floors / 84 residential units
Transbay Terminal (under construction) - 80' / 24m / 3 floors / high speed rail and commuter train and bus station + retail

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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #97
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amazing video!!
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:04 PM   #98
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Some new renderings of 706 Mission (550' / 168m / 47 floors / residential + Mexican museum):







Not sure what the original source is, but they were posted on SSP:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...1&postcount=65
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:22 PM   #99
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Walked past 45 Lansing today, looks like activity going on. They cleared out the bee garden and there is a sign up for construction workers.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:00 AM   #100
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^good to hear, there's so much stuff getting built/getting ready to be built in the city right now.

Here's another proposal, a 13 story residential building at 101 Polk street in Civic center:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...rental_un.html









The site is currently a parking lot:

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