Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New SF TransBay Terminal proposal: Awesome!

Stretching beyond the newly constructed 605 foot tall One Rincon tower, sweeping past the 853 foot TransAmerica pyramid, and about the size of the Empire State Building - the new San Francisco TransBay terminal. At least that's what the Final Jury verdict voted for.

Pelli Clarke Pelli and Hines Architects were chosen as the winning design, which when completed would include massive public space and a 24-hour vitality missing from the existing space. The glass design will allow for natural lighting and energy conservation throughout. Residential and retail will occupy space above the multitude of regional transit agencies, and eventually California's high-speed rail system.

We're talking on the order of Grand Central Station folks!
Click here for more details on the planned design and to submit public comments.