Placed “on hold” a year ago due to rising costs and “lower than expected efficiencies,” but now angling for some stimulus funds too, it’s a plugged-in tipster that catches the crews at work on 525 Golden Gate Avenue:
Crews from [Malcolm] Drilling are hard at work on the site. I asked one of them whether their being there meant the new building was proceeding and the answer was, “Yes, we are shoring for the foundation because the foundation for the new building is deeper than the old one.” I could see what appeared to be a dewatering tank of the sort used to keep deep foundation excavations dry.
The earthquake-damaged and twenty-years vacant building that once stood on the site was recently razed (much to the chagrin of Trader Vic’s next door), and as permitted a 12-story “ultra-green” San Francisco Public Utilities building is proposed to rise.
∙ When Being Green Costs Too Much: 525 Golden Gate Avenue On Hold [SocketSite]
∙ PUC site a ‘poster child for stimulus package’ [SFGate]
∙ Tiki lounge owners try to halt nearby demolition [SFGate]