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Treasure Island Towers Cut Down to Size

Towers included in plans to develop a new neighborhood on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay have been slashed to better integrate with the island's development and surroundings.
February 24, 2011, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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Originally proposed at 650-feet, the towers will be cut down to 450 feet to reduce visual competition with the nearby Bay Bridge.

"[B]y toning down the skyline of the new neighborhood, proponents are acknowledging something that should have been obvious all along: even a project billed as 'an international exemplar of sustainable development' should know its place.

The development proposal for the former Navy base concentrates housing in an L-shaped band along the island's west and south sides, placing most residents within a 10-minute walk of the planned ferry terminal. Another 230 acres would be converted into a variety of parks and semi-natural spaces."

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Published on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in San Francisco Chronicle
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