The southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge will be completely transformed when it’s completed in 2015, and with it will come a new look for The City’s northern waterfront.
The rebuild of Doyle Drive is bringing new parkland and pedestrian access between Crissy Field and the Main Post of the Presidio, a former Army base. The seismically unsafe roadway is being replaced by a pair of tunnels, and they will be covered with greenery.
If destruction is the fate of Defenestration, that’s all right with the quirky art project’s creator.
So long as it’s the wrecking ball.
Something less cataclysmic, and Brian Goggin just might be more inspired to find a way to keep part of the furniture that’s been hanging off an abandoned South of Market hotel since 1997 on display somewhere in San Francisco, the artist said. Read More
Rent control could be part of a deal to allow the owners of thousands of housing units to convert them into condominiums by paying a fee.
A new report by the City Controller’s Office has suggested imposing such a mandate on the 2,269 units in 700 buildings that are involved in the proposal. Read More
With America’s Cup racing set to kick off in three months, a key piece of The City’s waterfront is about to undergo a major facelift.
The summer of racing begins July 4 when the first boats take to the water for the Louis Vuitton Cup, and in the next couple of weeks organizers will begin transforming Piers 27-29 into America’s Cup Park, the hub of the world’s biggest sailing event.
“It will be a focal point for the 2013 America’s Cup,” CEO Stephen Barclay said. “It is part of the re-energized city waterfront.” Read More
Owners of San Francisco buildings most likely to collapse during a major earthquake are now required to make seismic upgrades in coming years, but can pass all costs to tenants.
While tenant advocates had initially fought for a cost reduction for renters, they supported the proposal after city officials agreed to reform a tenant financial hardship program overseen by the Rent Board. Read More
The entertainment permit that would allow dozens of concerts to be held at the America’s Cup Pavilion was approved unanimously Tuesday night by the Entertainment Commission, despite objections from surrounding neighborhoods.
The Transbay Transit Center project will shut down Beale Street over the weekend. Click on the photo to see a slideshow of construction work at the Transbay Transit Center.
Momentum is again picking up on a long-discussed proposal to transform a dilapidated water reservoir on Russian Hill into a new public open space.
Located on a hillside that overlooks Alcatraz Island and sits just a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, the Francisco Reservoir is a wooden-roofed structure that hasn’t been used since the 1940s. Owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the reservoir is barely visible from the street, hidden by a tangle of overgrown trees and fencing. Read More
Last year, Bay Area motorists could glance up at huge billboards complaining, “Bay Bridge: 100% Foreign Steel” — part of a campaign launched by domestic manufacturers and union groups.
The messages were intended to shame Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the state agencies that own and operate the structure, for purchasing steel from China for the bridge’s new self-anchored suspension span.
San Francisco’s busiest fire station is now housed in a new building, and The City has a unique patron to thank for Station 1’s sparkling new Folsom Street digs: The arts.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art funded the $14 million station — which Mayor Ed Lee and other city dignitaries officially opened Thursday morning — via a land swap.