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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 4:48 AM
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More demolition today. These are from 425 Market and the street. Pretty remarkable progress on these weekends.







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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 4:50 AM
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wow. good update!
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 4:53 AM
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And this is what Fremont St. looked like today. They cut away the entire structure that held up that part of the old terminal.


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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 4:23 PM
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wow pretty intense but good work and great pics
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 8:06 PM
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Great updates! Thanks photo uploaders!
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2010, 4:16 AM
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One week later. The pictures from above are obviously through a window, but I think they provide a perspective that outweighs the glare.







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Old Posted Nov 22, 2010, 6:33 AM
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Are they still going to build a 1200' building?.
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Old Posted Nov 30, 2010, 5:45 PM
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I believe that is still the plan, I haven't heard any news lately, but I'd love to hear something positive.
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2010, 5:36 PM
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Wrecking Ball about to hit Transbay Terminal

Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Like a pinch-hitting slugger, Big Red has been patiently sitting on the bench for weeks, waiting to take a whack. Early Friday, the appropriately named red Manitowoc crane with an 85-foot boom will swing into action near Fremont and Mission streets.

At 8 a.m., Big Red will raise, then drop, a rusty tear-shaped wrecking ball on the front of the 71-year-old Transbay Terminal, continuing the demolition work that started soon after the last bus departed the station Aug. 7.

That drop, to be repeated many times over the next two months, will erase the familiar concrete structure, which seemed to be the perfect illustration of dreary, from the downtown San Francisco landscape. In its place, a sleek $4 billion terminal built of steel and glass - and already heralded by officials as "the Grand Central Station of the West" - will rise. It is scheduled to open in August 2017.

"Now it's ready for its next incarnation," said Courtney Lodato, spokeswoman for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the agency overseeing the new Transbay Transit Center.

Since August, crews have removed the eastern ramps that connected the Bay Bridge to the terminal and gutted the inside of the structure. They have removed everything of value - the long wooden benches, the brass atop the railings, the old Key System signs - or danger: asbestos, chemicals and other hazardous materials. Items of value were given to the state, the joint-powers authority or the Western Railway Museum.

The interior of the drab terminal, which was featured in films, including "The Pursuit of Happyness," and became home for many otherwise homeless people, is now desolate, resembling an abandoned parking garage more than a transit hub. Aside from a few abandoned escalators and a sign advertising hotels, most of what remains inside is concrete and steel.

Emilio Cruz, the program manager, said the idea is to remove everything but concrete and steel. Evans Brothers Inc., the demolition contractor, will pound and hammer the building into pieces, punch holes in the main floor, and push the debris into the basement.

"We'll use the basement like a big bathtub," he said.

Crews will pluck the steel from the debris pile and send it off for recycling. The concrete will be ground up in an on-site crusher and used as aggregate in the concrete used for the new center. So far, 6,500 tons of concrete have been demolished.

"Very little of what's torn down will go into landfill," Lodato said.

The old Transbay Terminal should disappear by the end of February or the beginning of March. While the demolition crews move west, tearing down that ramp to the Bay Bridge, other workers will begin excavation and pile-driving in April. The elaborate underpinnings of the terminal will take about three years to complete. Then the new terminal itself will rise from the hole and begin to take shape.
source: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...pe=newsbayarea
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2010, 6:50 PM
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Thanks for the update!
No mention of the tower in that article, hmmm.
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2010, 6:55 PM
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awesome awesome news i cant wait to see this when its finished -- thanks!
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Here are some links to photos and video clips of the demolition. From what I understand, building the new terminal and tower are separate projects. I think this thread should be moved to projects category, or at least start a new thread dedicated to the building of the actual terminal.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object...3/transbay.DTL
http://sfappeal.com/news/2010/12/dem...y-terminal.php
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Here are some links to photos and video clips of the demolition. From what I understand, building the new terminal and tower are separate projects. I think this thread should be moved to projects category, or at least start a new thread dedicated to the building of the actual terminal.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object...3/transbay.DTL
http://sfappeal.com/news/2010/12/dem...y-terminal.php

I agree- this should be taken out of the supertall proposals as this has nothing to do with the tower. Mods please...
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2010, 6:22 AM
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Old Posted Dec 7, 2010, 10:48 PM
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Hire 1000 workers. I really want to see this finished within the next year lol.
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I agree- this should be taken out of the supertall proposals as this has nothing to do with the tower. Mods please...
Yes, there should be a new thread for the terminal in the 'General Developments' section...someone
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Old Posted Dec 8, 2010, 5:58 PM
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very cool and keep us up to date with those destruct-o-porn shots.

out with the old -- make way for the west coast grand central!
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I agree- this should be taken out of the supertall proposals as this has nothing to do with the tower. Mods please...
Anyone can create the thread if there isn't one already. My understanding is that this particular thread is for the tower proposal.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2010, 5:26 AM
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2010, 6:48 AM
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Cool! Good riddance, except I think the displaced homeless people who lived there came to my neighborhood
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