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Old December 23rd, 2006, 03:56 AM   #21
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That looks great for SF.

Renzo Piano is a really great architect.

Look at this building he designed in Sydney.



This is the small covered plaza.





So you could end up with a REALLY good looking building.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:16 AM   #22
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LOL! I think he meant there are three 600ft towers under construction. Not a 3,600ft tower. That would be like 400 story tower.LOL.

LOL didn't proofread
i mean three 600ft towers
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 07:22 AM   #23
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Good for SF. If these towers are built, SF will have the greatest skyline in the West Coast and the 3rd tallest in the US. Too bad for LA.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 07:38 AM   #24
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I think SF will have to start building taller and taller like Manhattan because there is no room in the city to build any other way. Unfotunately for LA, there is still no demand for a new tallest. I doubt we will see anything taller than US bank for a while. Not that LA is not going to improve in a zillion other ways. Cus it is.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 08:09 AM   #25
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I guess SF will look much better than LA, of course if the tendency to build such towers will continue in future, it would be nice to make SF the third skyscrapercity of US but anyway the city could be the best on the Westcoast

I hope San Francisco will look something like this very soon





It sure will dramatically change the Frisco Skyline*
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 09:09 AM   #26
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LOL! I think he meant there are three 600ft towers under construction. Not a 3,600ft tower. That would be like 400 story tower.LOL.
LOL, I thought our genius engineers and great architects in US already have the plans like that of Japan. Hehehe
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Old December 24th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #27
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Good news to SF,it's time for a new tallest for SF
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Old December 24th, 2006, 02:25 AM   #28
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I think, based on the redering they will look out of place, being that tall and thin. I would rather see a denser skyline but supertalls will ruin the skyline.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #29
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OMG! so they will demolish my Alma Mater--Golden Gate Univ
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Old December 25th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #30
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If this happends, that should just about do it for a new 49ers stadium in San Fran. Can you say the Santa Clara 49ers.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 12:40 AM   #31
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Don't overshadow Transamerica

To me San Francisco belongs to the category city that is perfect the way it is now (granted, every city is allowed to modernize and grow but the overall aesthetics of a city should be preserved). If its trademark building, the Transamerica pyramid, is overshadowed with these new proposed buildings it would mark the end of an era (in the same way that the construction of the Gazprom building in St. Petersburg marks the end of an era). I would thus prefer these buildings to be built lower than the Transamerica building.

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Old December 27th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #32
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Hey, don't you remember the futurist San Francisco portrayed in Bicentennial Man??

http://www.filminamerica.com/Movies/BicentennialMan/

It looks amazing!!!


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Old December 27th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #33
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To me San Francisco belongs to the category city that is perfect the way it is now
Don't agree, cities are always evolving and saying "don't ever change it, it's perfect now" just turns it into a museum
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:26 AM   #34
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I have to say, I don't like this because my first view of San Francisco is the current skyline, and I don't want it to dramatically change. I'm happy for SFO though.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #35
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Any official renders?
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Old December 27th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #36
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Change yes, Non-complimentary architecture no

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Don't agree, cities are always evolving and saying "don't ever change it, it's perfect now" just turns it into a museum
Absolutely, San Francisco should be allowed to change although it does seem perfect to me the way it is now, cities live off progress (especially given the development of Silicon Valley right to the south of San Fran, which created great wealth for the entire region). Even "museum cities" as you call them like Venice house modern buildings like the Guggenheim Museum, BUT maybe you would also agree that construction in unique cities (and San Fran clearly is one) should pay tribute to the existing ensemble. The Transamerica building is unique and building large overshadowing towers in its vicinity is not what I call complimentary architecture.
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Absolutely, San Francisco should be allowed to change although it does seem perfect to me the way it is now, cities live off progress (especially given the development of Silicon Valley right to the south of San Fran, which created great wealth for the entire region). Even "museum cities" as you call them like Venice house modern buildings like the Guggenheim Museum, BUT maybe you would also agree that construction in unique cities (and San Fran clearly is one) should pay tribute to the existing ensemble. The Transamerica building is unique and building large overshadowing towers in its vicinity is not what I call complimentary architecture.
Well the site is nearly half a mile away from the Transamerica building..do you really think that it would be 'overshadowing' at that distance???
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I have to say, I don't like this because my first view of San Francisco is the current skyline, and I don't want it to dramatically change. I'm happy for SFO though.
Oh but then after these have been built a new generation will think of San Fran with these towers. You might but it provides a new iconic skyline for the future.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #39
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I for one hope all these new tall projects get built. For myself and no doubt many others the skyline looks like it's remained stagnant for 30 years. It's hardly an advertisement for a city that's progressive and on the cutting edge of anything.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #40
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Change a winning team?

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Well the site is nearly half a mile away from the Transamerica building..do you really think that it would be 'overshadowing' at that distance???
I'm talking more about the fact that the new structure would be the new dominant structure of San Fran and create a whole new effect when looking at the city from the Bay Bridge or the water. I think the ensemble fared well with Transamerica being the dominant building, why change a winning team? I have no problems with SanFran reinventing itself anew but maybe the buildings shouldn't be so tall.
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