Great opportunity to attend to this tour thanks to the AIA Mentorship program, that gave us a better knowledge about the massive project that is happening in the middle of the financial district in San Francisco.
I can't wait for it to be finish and enjoy it!
Here you have some facts from the project.
The new Transbay Transit Center will replace the former Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco with a modern transit hub.
The highlights of the design include :
Regional transportation hub containing more than one million square feet
Serving 11 transportation systems
Featuring City Park, a 5.4-acre rooftop public park. The 1,400-foot-long elevated linear park will include a variety of activities and amenities, including an open air amphitheater, gardens, trails, open grass areas, children’s play space, as well as a restaurant and cafe
Featuring the Grand Hall, a ground-level floor with an open air main entrance off Mission Street between Salesforce Tower and Fremont Street known as Mission Square, which will include an information center, ticket kiosks, automated ticketing and the main escalators
Featuring a dramatic Light Column, which will allow natural daylight into the Transit Center
Including sustainable design features, which will allow the facility to achieve LEED gold certification
Pedestrian bridges that connect the Transit Center’s rooftop park to surrounding development
Supporting significant public art works throughout the facility
Providing unique retail shopping and dining experiences
Construction of the Transit Center is currently underway. Construction is expected to be complete in late 2017.
Here are some photos from the tour around the construction site and the view from one of the building above it.
Thanks to Phil and Monique for having us over, and to AIA Mentorship for organizing. enjoy!
Photos from Sara Ibanez (me)
For more information go to their website http://transbaycenter.org/