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S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

The second phase of the Planning Department’s study to explore the potential for redeveloping San Francisco’s 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets, connecting rail to the Transbay Center (and possibly the East Bay), and re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in the city has been funded. The first phase of the study, assessing the technical feasibility of any redevelopment, Read More »

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Overruns have added $300 million to the cost of constructing San Francisco’s $1.9 billion Transbay Transit Center, and unless the City can raise $24 million in private donations and grants, the project will open without its signature rooftop park as budgeted dollars are diverted to complete the terminal. According to J.K. Dineen and Transbay Joint Powers Authority Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Design Changes As Costs Climb

Transbay Transit Center Design Changes As Costs Climb

When the projected cost for the first phase of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center rose from $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion last year, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) diverted a portion of the funds which had been dedicated to the second phase of the project (the extension of track for Caltrain and High Speed Rail from Read More »

High Speed Rail Ruling Threatens Transbay Terminal Plan As Well

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has ruled that California’s High Speed Rail Authority cannot access the $9 billion in bonds that voters had approved for the HSR project back in 2008. While the ruling doesn’t kill HSR in California outright, it does drive a significant stake, or sharp tie, through the project’s pocketbook. From Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Changes: More Than Skin Deep

Transbay Transit Center Changes: More Than Skin Deep

With San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center project running a projected $300 million over budget, proposed changes to the Transit Center’s design are more than skin deep. In addition to the Center’s new perforated aluminum skin which will employ a Penrose pattern and be coated in white epoxy flecked with mica for bits of sheen, a Read More »

Transbay Center Project Running $300 Million Over Budget

Transbay Center Project Running $300 Million Over Budget

The projected cost of construction for the first phase of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center has risen from $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion. In order to cover the $300 million increase, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority plans to divert a portion of the funds which had been dedicated to the second phase of the project, Read More »

Rising Construction Costs Getting Under The Transbay Center’s Skin

Rising Construction Costs Getting Under The Transbay Center’s Skin

With construction costs for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center climbing, including a near doubling of the estimated $144 million cost for the centers steel superstructure to $259 million alone, the architects are now proposing a perforated aluminum skin for the transit center versus glass as originally designed. Cloaking the Center in aluminum versus glass would Read More »

Electrifying Mission Bay And Transbay Transit Center News

Electrifying Mission Bay And Transbay Transit Center News

As we wrote and quoted back in 2008: While Proposition 1A passed last week giving San Francisco hope of realizing a high-speed rail line, the hope that rail lines will be extended the 1.4 miles from the current Caltrain station at Fourth and King to the new Transbay Transit Center to rise at First and Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Public Art Program Video Premier

Transbay Transit Center Public Art Program Video Premier

Staring a host of plugged-in readers, the video highlighting the four large-scale pieces of art which will be woven through the architecture of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center is now playing on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority’s website. In addition to pieces by Jenny Holzer and James Carpenter, the integrated art will include the Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center About To Has Broken Ground

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center About To Has Broken Ground

Nine shovels are in place, and with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara Boxer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mayor Gavin Newsom soon to be speaking (amongst others), the Transbay Joint Powers Authority is about to ceremonially break ground on San Francisco’s New Transbay Transit Center. UPDATE: While Governor Schwarzenegger had to send a representative (something about Read More »

Transbay Center Plans: Revised, Refined, And Unveiled Today

Transbay Center Plans: Revised, Refined, And Unveiled Today

The revised and refined plans and designs for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center will officially be unveiled today. From John King at the Chronicle: It’s a mark of today’s slow economy that the elaborate project remains on the budget set in 2007, when the Transbay authority held a competition to select a design team Read More »

The Grand Plan For A San Francisco “Transit Center District”

The Grand Plan For A San Francisco “Transit Center District”

The Planning Department’s draft Transit Center District Plan for the rectangle bounded by Market, Steuart, Folsom, and mid-block between 3rd and New Montgomery is now online. The plan’s five Core Goals: 1. Build on the General Plan’s Urban Design Element and Downtown Plan, establishing controls, guidelines, and standards to advance existing policies of livability, as Read More »

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

More Evidence Of A High Speed Snub For The Transbay Transit Center

Last November Judge Quentin Kopp, chairman of the High Speed Rail Authority, spoke out against extending California’s proposed high speed rail line beyond the current Caltrain station at Fourth and King. And according to the Examiner, the California High Speed Rail Authority appears to be following their chairman’s lead: California High Speed Rail Authority staff Read More »

Transbay Terminal: Banking On Stimulus Funds And Opening In 2015

Transbay Terminal: Banking On Stimulus Funds And Opening In 2015

Banking on $400 million in federal stimulus funds to be announced by the Federal Railroad Administration in October, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority has modified construction plans for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Terminal. With a first phase originally scheduled to open in 2014 (retail, bus, and park) and construction of its underground train station component Read More »

Unplanned Obsolescence For Transbay High-Speed Station Design?

Unplanned Obsolescence For Transbay High-Speed Station Design?

“San Francisco’s planned high-speed rail station in the new Transbay Terminal would be obsolete within two decades, state transportation officials warn, forcing them to rethink the design.” UPDATE: The part of the story that didn’t get picked up by the Chronicle according to a plugged-in reader: The consultants hired from SNCF said two years ago Read More »