Rincon Hill Towers To Change San Francisco's Skyline

San Francisco's skyline is on the verge of a transformation. Long known for landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower, Rincon Hill, near the base of the Bay Bridge, will add a new dimension and a new neighborhood.

A tower under construction now will be the first of two high-rise condominium buildings, a $290 million project to be called One Rincon Hill.

"The first tower will change the city's skyline. It is on top of Rincon Hill, one of the more obscure of San Francisco's fabled hills, mostly known for the place where the Bay Bridge lands in San Francisco. Rincon Hill has a colorful past, but it is best known now as the base for on and off ramps leading to/from the bridge."

"'It will be the most dramatic thing people will see coming from the East Bay and coming into the city,' Mayor Gavin Newsom said when ground was broken for the project in the fall."

"It is more than just location -- and height -- that makes the project important. One Rincon will help create a whole new San Francisco neighborhood in what is now a wind-swept area where the sidewalks are deserted at night.

One Rincon also intensifies two trends -- the gradual movement of the city's center south of Market Street into what was traditionally an industrial district, and a social shift in San Francisco."

Thanks to MTC-ABAG Library

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