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.
November 23, 2009, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"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.

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Published on Friday, November 20, 2009 in San Francisco Chronicle
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