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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:29 AM   #741
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Surpassing the height of the U.S. bank tower is a sin!
No I think building a skyscraper in SF surpassing the height of the TransAmerica Paramid is a sin!
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Old May 11th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #742
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No I think building a skyscraper in SF surpassing the height of the TransAmerica Paramid is a sin!
i would eat dog s*** for this building to be made right now. i cant wait until it passes up the transamerica
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Old August 12th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #743
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In San Francisco today, a group of top local and national political leaders gathered to break ground on the new Transbay Terminal


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Photo by Congressman George Miller
(From L to R: Willie Brown, John Burton, Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan (TJPA), George Miller, Gavin Newsom, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Ray LaHood, Barbara Boxer, Curt Pringle, and not sure who the other two are)
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Old August 12th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #744
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Unfortunately that is just for the terminal. The tower is a separate project. But....maybe it will get the ball rolling once the terminal is u/c
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #745
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The office vacancy rate in San Francisco is over 17% so It's hard to see the Transbay Tower getting started before 2012. Still, by the time it's completed, SF should be back to its old tight market self.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-04-1...ess/20843475_1
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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #746
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Nice!
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #747
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I did like the original SOM proposal:

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Old August 21st, 2010, 04:40 AM   #748
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Definately the SOM design. Pelli's has a good shape, but it's too plain on the facade details.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 04:53 AM   #749
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I actually prefer Pelli's design. My only problem with it is that there's nothing at the top: no crown, spire. Nothing interesting, really. Pelli's design would be much better, in my opinion, if it had something at the top like 2 IFC or Jin Mao.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 05:21 PM   #750
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The Harbour & Partners design is cool in that it reminds me of 3WTC, which is a favourite of mine, but it kind of looks a bit too industrial, too. Like a vertical steel mill. The SOM one is nice, modern, artistic and organic, though perhaps too much of the last two. It looks a bit like a tree trunk with vines on it. The Pelli design is notable in that it keeps it simple, but I'm not quite sure that I can see it in an American city, since it seems to belong in China, with its design being so reminiscent of many modern Chinese towers, most notably Hong Kong's ICC and 2IFC.

I dunno, they all have their strengths, they all have their drawbacks.
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The Harbour & Partners design is cool in that it reminds me of 3WTC, which is a favourite of mine, but it kind of looks a bit too industrial, too. Like a vertical steel mill. The SOM one is nice, modern, artistic and organic, though perhaps too much of the last two. It looks a bit like a tree trunk with vines on it. The Pelli design is notable in that it keeps it simple, but I'm not quite sure that I can see it in an American city, since it seems to belong in China, with its design being so reminiscent of many modern Chinese towers, most notably Hong Kong's ICC and 2IFC.

I dunno, they all have their strengths, they all have their drawbacks.
I agree the Pelli design has gotten a bit generic. Towers in HK and China already have these lines, not to mention ones in Jersey City and Nashville. Cost was a big factor in this choice since the SOM would have been more expensive and Pelli has a record of staying within a tight budget. I would be happy just to see this thing get started but the downtown SF leasing market hasn't been this bad since the 1970s!
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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #752
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at least this building will be built for sure. it should be set as "approved"
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Old August 31st, 2010, 06:52 PM   #753
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Old October 6th, 2010, 11:20 PM   #754
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umm...yeah thats right.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #755
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No I think building a skyscraper in SF surpassing the height of the TransAmerica Paramid is a sin!
San Francisco has always been a progressive and forward thinking city, I think this would actually reenforce that image and with the current financial crisis that the state is going through, the extra jobs would be more of a blessing than a sin. San Francisco is a great city and it deserves a great tower like this.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #756
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umm...yeah thats right.
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at least this building will be built for sure. it should be set as "approved"
why are u so sure about this? could u give a link?
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #757
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I am positive heres a link

http://transbaycenter.org/
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:52 AM   #758
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you can never be sure but it looks pretty convincing
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Old October 28th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #759
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I think it's authentic.

And yes, SOM was superior. Of course, it replaced the park in the Pelli plan with the terminal without a park.

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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #760
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It's nice to see that SF might get a new tallest
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