June 10, 2009
San Francisco's New Cruise Ship Terminal Gets A $3.5M Kick Start
"The prospect of a new San Francisco cruise ship terminal [at Pier 27] became more real Tuesday when the Port Commission authorized a $3.5 million contract with the city's Department of Public Works for architectural and engineering work."
First Published: June 10, 2009 7:15 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
This is awesome. I would love to start cruise trips from San Francisco!
Posted by: Brendan Aiello at June 10, 2009 11:12 AM
Way overdue. No palm trees?
Posted by: Mole Man at June 10, 2009 12:16 PM
Fine, but don't mess with the soccer field.
Posted by: Footballer at June 10, 2009 2:43 PM
"No palm trees?" More like 'NO DESIGN' given the typical nimby's and supes' shenanigans in SF.
If you want to see an amazing cruise ship terminal, with an incredible park on top, check out the Yokohama Terminal, designed by FOA. Of course, sadly, SF will never ever see anything this progressive design-wise...
Posted by: citicritter at June 11, 2009 1:11 AM
Citicritter is right. If you want to see how sad the state of public infrastructure design is in most American cities (Chicago excluded), check out the Yokohama Port Terminal which is what we should be getting here. The Yokohama Terminal is an amazing blend of terminal spaces,civic structures and landscaped public areas. Seeing what other cities get makes me even more sad when I see unoriginal designs such as the new Cruise Ship Terminal for S.F.
Posted by: anonfedup at June 11, 2009 8:51 AM
Idealists need to realize the limitations of something called A BUDGET.
Posted by: will at June 11, 2009 2:51 PM
2 years later and the project has reached the design stage - completion expected late 2014. Though I do wonder about the cruise demand - both LA's and SD's cruise ship business is sinking like a stone at the moment.
Posted by: Costa Marcos at May 30, 2011 2:50 AM