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High Line Designer Tapped for 'Presidio Point' Project in San Francisco

The landscape architecture firm behind the High Line in New York City has been awarded another high-profile contract—this time for "Presidio Point," overlooking Crissy Field in San Francisco.
December 11, 2014, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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John King reports that James Corner Field Operations "will lead the design efforts for what could become one of San Francisco’s most remarkable settings, a new bluff overlooking Crissy Field."

"The selection of James Corner and his firm Field Operations comes after an unusual competition where five teams were asked to submit conceptual visions for the 13 acres that will blanket two automobile tunnels now under construction. The competition was overseen by the Presidio Trust, which manages nearly all of the 1,491-acre park at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge."

King's coverage includes renderings, more details about the winning proposal, and all the funding nitty-gritty behind the project. The project, of course, is along the same street in the same corner of the Presidio as an ill-fated design competition that included the museum by George Lucas now planned for Chicago's lakefront.

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Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 in San Francisco Chronicle
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