Car Owners Strike Back


For the last couple of years, car owners have sat quietly watching their streets narrow to make way for bike lanes, transit lanes and parklets.  They've also seen parking lots dwindle, parking fines increase, and parking meters expand throughout the city.  Battle lines were recently drawn with the … [Read more...]

Visible Progress On Old Eastern Bay Bridge


The history of the old eastern section of the Bay Bridge is slowly coming to a conclusion.  It was the less attractive conjoined twin brother of the Bay Bridge's western portion.  Its iron cantilever frame gave it an erector set look and made it vulnerable to seismic events.  And when it failed us … [Read more...]

Baby Rincon Hill Tower Ready For Lease


Emails were recently sent out to prospective tenants about this week's upcoming leasing launch for the One Rincon Hill North Tower.  Based on current market conditions and marketing materials for the new tower, rents for the smallest units should start somewhere north of $3,500.  Shorter by a 100 … [Read more...]

Linkedin Tower Breaches Street Level


A recent walk by showed the Tishman Speyer owned 222 Second Street rapidly rising and now visible above street level.  Ironworkers are busily welding and assembling the building's all steel frame and have partially constructed the two subterranean parking levels and two above ground floors.  The … [Read more...]

Honoring Mother Earth


San Francisco celebrated Earth Day a little early this year with the 4th annual Earth Day Festival at the U.N. Plaza.  The event took place on Saturday April 19th and featured a diverse set of vendors, speakers and live music.  Attendees participated in paintings, danced, and browsed the diverse … [Read more...]

Demolition Nearly Done At 340 Fremont


Since an earlier 340 Fremont visit,  a recent tour showed significant progress with demolition for two existing structures dating back to the 1950s and 60s nearly complete.  Twines of reinforced steel and concrete boulders laid scattered around excavating machinery with only a few supporting columns … [Read more...]

Central T Subway Moving Right Along


As the two underground boring machines (TBMs) continue the trek north beneath Stockton Street, crews above ground are busy working on utility relocation, soil stabilization and station excavation.  From King Street to Washington Square Park, we recently walked the length of the new subway path to … [Read more...]