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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 08:58 AM
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Competing plans for San Fran skyscraper
SAN FRANCISCO - Architects unveiled three competing plans for a new downtown skyscraper and transit hub that would be the West Coast's tallest building.



"Today is an historic day," Mayor Gavin Newsom said as he pulled away a black cloth covering the three elaborate models at a City Hall ceremony Monday.

The three designs range in height from 1,200 feet to 1,375 feet each much taller than the 853-foot Transamerica Pyramid, currently San Francisco's tallest building. At 1,018 feet, the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles is now the West Coast's tallest building


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another skyscraper on the san andreas fault. this make sense how, exactly? :eyes:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 08:59 AM
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1. Oh. I thought this was a Bill O'Reilly poll on the best way to blow one up
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 09:05 AM
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2. It makes sense because buildings in seismic zones are designed
to handle the stresses of quakes, effectively riding them out instead of crumbling to the ground.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:19 AM
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3. more materials pissed away on someones penis extension. nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:21 AM
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4. In CA, that's how we keep track of where the big faults are.
All you have to do is look for a tall building, a hospital or a stadium. :hi:
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:22 AM
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5. SF's skyline has been changing dramatically recently
If they build this one though...it'll really make things look different. It will also give a lot more 'weight' to the southern downtown area.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:23 AM
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6. Gee. It's AMAZING that *they* don't think of that.
:eyes:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:46 AM
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7. I used to like San Francisco's skyline back in the old days
before all the huge skyscrapers. I guess I'm just old-fashioned.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 12:28 PM
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8. Not only is the San Andreas and Hayward faults....
Edited on Wed Aug-08-07 12:31 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
just miles away, but, if I remember correctly, the transbay terminal area is landfill from the '06 quake!

I am completely disgusted by all of the oversized growth going on downtown, especially south of Market. Nothing but "luxury" highrise apartments. I have a friend who (amazingly) just paid $425,000 for a studio apartment in one of those monstrocities. He is also paying $400 a month comdo association fees, and another $100 a month for a parking space. :crazy: He is in a ground floor unit and, every weekend, he has to hose down the urine off his doorstep from all the drunks from the club down the block.

When I see all of those crazy condo/office towers, all I can think of is all the pants that will be shit when a 6. hits. I'm ashamed to say it makes me smile a bit. :)
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