Yacht Race to Bring New Cruise Terminal to San Francisco

As San Francisco prepares to host the America's Cup yacht race in 2013, one of the key building areas for the event is also being fast-tracked as the site of a new cruise terminal.

The terminal is expected to be a major new portal for the city, and as the San Francisco Chronicle's John King writes, it will be a testament to the city-building potential of the America's Cup.

"The Port of San Francisco has been working to develop a new cruise terminal for 20 years: One plan capsized at Piers 30-32 in 2006, followed into the deep by a short-lived scheme at the current proposed site.

Both of these were mixed-use developments that the port justified as a way to subsidize a terminal building that would serve its intended purpose - port of call for behemoth ocean liners - no more than 80 days a year. When the port decided in 2009 to push ahead alone, the odds seemed remote that the stars finally would align."

Full Story: America's Cup building to be S.F. cruise terminal

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