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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #681
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Pelli is architect but does anyone know who are the structual engineers?
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Old May 4th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #682
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Pure quality right here. Cesar Pelli never fails when it comes to skyscrapers.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #683
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It will look amazing if it ever gets built, it will be California's own ICC.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #684
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Yeah, this tower looks quite elegant and quite like ICC and 2IFC mixed. This tower will be like 2IFC and ICC's kid but born in SF. I must admit though, this designer's previous works are quite impressive like the petronas and 2IFC.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 05:05 PM   #685
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I am new here, so forgive my noobyness. But I did have some questions about the Transbay terminal project. Currently I am studying in Germany, but will return to SF bay in aug.

I was wondering how this tower would be built with such strong hight restrictions. This seems to be quite a jump. I am all for this, it would be wonderful for our skyline.

I also wanted to know how this thing would happen in such a bad economy. I mean it looks wonderful, beautiful park, a grand station, and a tall tower.

Also whats up with those other two 1200 foot renzo towers? Are their any renderings for those? Do they even exist on the plan heh? I see them in the transbay project on wikipedia.

Thanks for reading my noobish post, please forgive my ignorance.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:52 AM   #686
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I was wondering how this tower would be built with such strong hight restrictions. This seems to be quite a jump. I am all for this, it would be wonderful for our skyline.
i have heard the city will waver the high limit near the transbay terminal.

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I also wanted to know how this thing would happen in such a bad economy. I mean it looks wonderful, beautiful park, a grand station, and a tall tower.
the economy is bad now...but it's more than likely that it will be back in boom mode by the time this project starts.

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Also whats up with those other two 1200 foot renzo towers? Are their any renderings for those? Do they even exist on the plan heh? I see them in the transbay project on wikipedia.
i dont think so, and i think they are a totally different project.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #687
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By the way ZFJ: welcome and keep up the good work with those pithy yet structured and useful comments and questions.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:52 AM   #688
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i have heard the city will waver the high limit near the transbay terminal.
really? i was talking to my step sister who lives there with her dad, who used to work on the city council. he said the height was reduced to 800ft, because of NIMBY's, the economy, and the lack of demand for office space.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 12:13 PM   #689
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really? i was talking to my step sister who lives there with her dad, who used to work on the city council. he said the height was reduced to 800ft, because of NIMBY's, the economy, and the lack of demand for office space.
i thought i had read an article about it a couple weeks ago, but i just looked for it for the last 20 minuets or so and couldn't find it, so i think you could be right.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #690
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according to wikipedia the height is 1200ft, and there a good chance that it will be reduced to 1000ft, because at 1200ft, it will cast a shadow over Justin Herman Plaza, and in 1984 they passed an ordinence that prohibits buildings from casting shadows over parks and plazas.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #691
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Too bad they wont have the tallest building in the West Coast
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #692
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I'm going to step out on a limb here.

Frankly, if NIMBYs don't want this to be built, then let them have there way. Satiate them whenever they protest a skyscraper. Publicize each cancellation on all the major news networks, but not begrudgingly - pretend to honestly be on their side. At a certain point the architects, city planners, and financiers will be so enraged that maybe, just maybe, they'll kill all the NIMBYs and then we can build skyscrapers unencumbered.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #693
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Too bad they wont have the tallest building in the West Coast
isn't the tallest the US Bank Tower at 1018ft. if so, wouldn't it be taller at 1200ft?
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Old June 5th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #694
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1200ft is now out of the window at most it will be 1000ft. so Los Angeles will continue to house the tallest building on the west coast.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #695
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Los Angeles needs to get a new tallest building anyway.
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Old June 5th, 2009, 08:41 AM   #696
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we might with the wilshire grand hotel proposal
were waiting on height releases
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Old June 5th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #697
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Los Angeles needs to get a new tallest building anyway.
i totally agree
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Old June 6th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #698
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we might with the wilshire grand hotel proposal
were waiting on height releases
Really? What is the link for this project?

Sorry for got off of the topic. Let's get back to the subject.
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Old June 6th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #699
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Los Angeles needs to get a new tallest building anyway.
Surpassing the height of the U.S. bank tower is a sin!
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Old June 6th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #700
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Really? What is the link for this project?

Sorry for got off of the topic. Let's get back to the subject.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=862008
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