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Old September 17th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #921
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This is a great tower for one of America's most attractive cities. It breathes new life into a skyline that had almost stagnated for the last couple of decades.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #922
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This is a great tower for one of America's most attractive cities. It breathes new life into a skyline that had almost stagnated for the last couple of decades.
Definitely. Though there actually has been lots of highrise development in SF since 1997, with a total of 53 new highrises built (which kind of surprises me, i knew we had a highrise boom since the late 90s, but I didn't know it was that big). But yeah, the the rest of the 90s were pretty stagnant, with only 4 shorter highrises built between 1989 and 1997. And of course, many people never would have expected a supertall in SF due to NIMBYs freaking out about "manhattanisation" during our last skyscraper boom in the 60s-80s, which led to height limits downtown (we would have had a supertall already, as the Transamerica pyramid was actually originally supposed to be 1,150 feet tall, but it got chopped down to 850'), but NIMBY sentiment has seemed to die down a lot since then, so that's great too.

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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #923
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Some more info and new renderings of the tweaked design:

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While the design for San Francisco’s Transbay Tower to rise on the south side of Mission Street between 1st and Fremont Streets has shrunken from 1,200 to 1,070 feet, the proposed 61-story tower will still cast new shadows across San Francisco, shadows which can be problematic and fodder for litigation.

The proposed tower will yield 1.37 million square feet of office space; 10,600 square feet of retail; 39,370 square feet of off-street subterranean parking; and over 28,300 square feet of public open space, including a 24,000 square foot plaza at the corner of 1st and Fremont Streets featuring a funicular connecting the plaza with the 5.4 acre City Park above the Transit Center.

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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #924
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its like The costanera center , but 26 mtr more xD
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #925
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It's pretty much a heated battle between this and Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles. Who will claim tallest on the west coast? =O
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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #926
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its like The costanera center , but 26 mtr more xD
yeah i thought the same, very similar style. but i like this modern glassy look a lot, so i don't mind for more and more towers to look like that
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Old October 9th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #927
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Both by Pelli...and that building in Jersey City as well as that one in HK and many others. haha He really likes this design.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #928
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This looks exactly like 15 penn proposed for NYC, but I like it
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Old October 9th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #929
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I think I liked the original design better....but this is still pretty good, and has the potential to look really good when lit up night, if they do it right.

This tiny rendering shows what looks like some good looking night-lighting (it's a bit small to get a great look at it), so I'm optimistic:


http://www.sfgate.com/default/photo/...or-3499897.php

The new crown design does make the tower look more unique too, which is good.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:49 AM   #930
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Cloud clears in Transbay Transit Center shadow spat
By: Mike Billings | 10/12/12 4:00 AM
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Buildings planned in the area around the future Transbay Transit Center in South of Market will be able to cast shadows that will sweep across several open spaces.

If a development would cast a shadow over parks or open space in The City, it has to receive approval from the Planning and Recreation and Park commissions under a voter-approved proposition from the 1980s and subsequent planning codes.

At and around the transit center, some of the tallest buildings in San Francisco are proposed to be built in the next two decades. The first major building could be the Transit Center Tower, a 1,070-foot skyscraper at First and Mission streets whose shadows could reach parks as far away as Union Square and Chinatown.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012...#ixzz29Wplt7PF
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Old October 17th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #931
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Both by Pelli...and that building in Jersey City as well as that one in HK and many others. haha He really likes this design.
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This looks exactly like 15 penn proposed for NYC, but I like it
No surprise that 15 Penn is also designed by Pelli.
It seems to be just a stock item.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #932
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I'm getting really sick of this design. 15 Penn must be redesigned if this is built. Pelli has a good imagination, he should use it
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Old October 17th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #933
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Well, I like this design so the only redesign I want for 15 Penn is a height increase of at least 50 meters
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #934
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Here's a new render of the Transbay tower and the other proposed towers for the Transbay redevelopment area and the neighboring Rincon Hill redevelopment area (i took the screen shots from here: http://mission.sfgov.org/OCA_BID_ATT...TS/FA26000.pdf, but thanks goes to LWR at SSP for stitching them together into one picture):



The green boxy buildings are not final designs of course, it's just to show proposed locations and height limits.
Very good thing it is located a few blocks away from the Transpyramid, so it won't compite with it. At that distance plus that shape, it will make a perfect match with the Transpyramid
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Old October 19th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #935
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The tower looks sensational. Hope it won't be delayed any longer.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #936
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^you posted that at the right time, becuase...

The tower was finally approved last night, and construction should start next year:

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...ise_by_pl.html
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #937
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it will be a good addition to the skyline anyway.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #938
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Yup, it will
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Old October 19th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #939
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Mother of Costanera Center, it's similar:
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Old October 19th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #940
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Yeah it does have some similarities to Costanera Center as well as the IFC tower in Hong Kong, the proposed 15 Penn tower in NYC, and to a lesser extent the Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City...all of which have been designed by Pelli. I guess that kind of look is just his signature style or something.

But even though they all have some similarities (namely the overall shape and color of the towers), they also have many differences (different cladding, heights, crowns, etc), and i would never confuse one of them for any of the others.
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