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View Poll Results: Which transbay tower design scheme do you like best?
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 3:17 AM
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DSC_0826 by luis zepeda, on Flickr view from 181 excuse the dirty windows haha
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The overhead wires are so ubiquitous in the city that they just blend in and most locals don’t even notice them. I took a line today that I don’t often take, and I couldn’t tell you whether it was diesel or overhead electric. The only time you ever notice which type you are on is when the poles come detached from the overhead wires and the bus dies, and you have to sit there while the driver gets out and reattaches them.
You also sometimes notice on steep hills when a packed diesel bus can’t make it to the top and the driver orders everybody out. It happens, or at least it used to—you’re right about the hybrids The electrics have more power than the old diesels did.
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Here are some images about the retail component of the transit center. Click for larger images.










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^ 100% of the retail component is vacant - 0 leases signed

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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 7:35 AM
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^^Can't wait to see the park.
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The rooftop garden / green looks fantastic. Is it all public access? I want to visit SF and lounge up there!
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The rooftop garden / green looks fantastic. Is it all public access? I want to visit SF and lounge up there!
Yep, the public will have full access to the park.
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Maybe it would have been better if the Transit Center was smaller so they could have built a few more high rise on that site with more housing. Maybe I’m wrong.
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Besides being a fantastic urban space to hang out in and enjoy the next door towers, this park will also provide a great vantage point to observe the Oceanwide Project taking shape over the next few years!
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Yep, the public will have full access to the park.
And to the entire building--it's a transit terminal after all.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2018, 9:24 PM
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Maybe it would have been better if the Transit Center was smaller so they could have built a few more high rise on that site with more housing. Maybe I’m wrong.
From when this was first proposed, my own "humble" opinion has been that it's a waste of money and what we should have done is build a grander terminal at 4th & Townsend for a lot less. We might also have needed to enlarge the capacity of the coming Central Subway by building longer station platforms but this project (along with the existing T-line) would have been able to get people from the Market St. area to such a terminal quite expeditiously. And a bonus would have been that all the land occupied by the terminal we did build would have been available for towers, whether commercial or residential.

The Mission Bay, far SOMA area is becoming more and more a part of "downtown" as anyone could have predicted and many did. I don't really see the advantages of a terminal on Mission St, especially since the one we did build may not have trains running to it for decades whereas one at 4th and Townsend would have them NOW.

But it's all water over the dam. We have the world's grandest bus station and she's a beaut.
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Maybe it would have been better if the Transit Center was smaller so they could have built a few more high rise on that site with more housing. Maybe I’m wrong.
The goal is to eventually make the transit center the terminus for CA high speed rail, so that length is needed for trains.
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^ Exactly. Also the yard at 4th & Townsend will be redeveloped, so that will be a lot of available land.
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The goal is to eventually make the transit center the terminus for CA high speed rail, so that length is needed for trains.
If you are under 40 you may see it. I won't.

And I seriously wonder if, by the time it could happen, trains, both high speed and otherwise, won't be an out-dated technology.
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We were all supposed to be in flying cars by now too. Just like we are driving cars that with the exception of technological advances around the periphery, are pretty much the same technology as the 1950's, I would never make the prediction that somehow steel wheeled high speed rail will be eclipsed somehow anytime in the next half century or more by some miracle technology pitched by the snake oil crowd, be it hyperloop or whatever. The American tendency to "always be pregnant with the future" is partly how we are where we are, a movement culture largely at the beck and call of the auto and the airplane, with little options in between.
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the gondola won't be working yet when the transit center opens. should be going in September.

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Going on a tour of the rooftop tomorrow! Will post photos.
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