Broad Plan to Reshape San Francisco's Skyline

Planners in San Francisco are proposing a 145-acre "transit center district" that would dramatically reshape the city's skyline.

"The 145-acre 'Transit Center District' would redraw San Francisco's skyline with a half-dozen towers taller than almost any in the city, including one stretching at least 100 feet higher than the Transamerica Pyramid. The plan would widen the sidewalks and narrow the streets around a rebuilt terminal. It also would reroute most Bay Bridge commuter traffic outside the pedestrian-oriented district.

Officials say they're confident the 147-page plan, which has been in the works since 2007, will bear fruit despite a stumbling economy that has stalled several projects in the area."

The project will surround the Transbay Terminal, which is set to see a broad renovation to make room for high speed rail.

Full Story: Towering plan for new S.F. skyline unveiled

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.
$105
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95