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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 12:37 AM
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Not a building but the new Central Subway--a new set of photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/municentralsubway/page1
Good pics! How are the subway cars there? I'm not too familiar with SanFrans transit. I've used it a few times but I need to check out the subways. I absolutely despise the Red Line here in LA, but it's mostly because of the people that use it(too many hostile homeless people acting dumb) and the train cars suck. They are updating the cars however.
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Old Posted May 18, 2017, 2:32 AM
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Good pics! How are the subway cars there? I'm not too familiar with SanFrans transit. I've used it a few times but I need to check out the subways. I absolutely despise the Red Line here in LA, but it's mostly because of the people that use it(too many hostile homeless people acting dumb) and the train cars suck. They are updating the cars however.
We have 2 different systems, BART and Muni Metro, of course. On the central spine of Market Street, where they are both underground, the 2 systems operate above and below each other, BART deeper than Muni.

BART's cars are very old--from the 1970s--and being completely replaced within the next couple of years: https://www.bart.gov/about/projects/cars .

Muni Metro's rolling stock are modern streetcars that operate in 3 modes: As streetcars, in dedicated rights of way on the surface and underground. They can be linked together into multicar trains but usually not more than 2 at a time. Much of the Muni fleet is also being replaced: https://www.sfmta.com/projects-plann...ew-muni-trains
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1699 Market St. 05/18/2017

Demolition is happening now at 1699 Market St, the corner of Market St. and Valencia. There will be a 9 story residence built on the site. There is a burst of activity west of Van Ness Avenue this year. The photo is mine. The architectural drawing is from Predidio Development Partners, LLC at http://presidiodp.com/Residential-89.html

It is quite curious that the drawing of the Fox Plaza condo proposal is still at the site. That condo project was to be built in 2005 but died on the vine.

1699 MARKET ST. 05/18/2017

1699 Market St. San Francisco
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Demolition is happening now at 1699 Market St, the corner of Market St. and Valencia. ...
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 4:22 AM
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Preparatory work on the new Warrior's Stadium:
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 5:02 AM
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Preparatory work on the new Warrior's Stadium...
thank you. this project has its own thread and IMO the webcam and webcams actually keep us quite well updated visually
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 5:53 AM
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1699 Market St.

I am certain that Socket Site got the story ahead of me by half a day. :--->) I saw the demolition while on a MUNI streetcar, hopped off to get photos.

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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 11:19 AM
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the little passageway between Lumina and the MTC building







the 'little Hong Kong' shot



the skyline looks much more haphazard from some northern vantage points

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the little passageway between Lumina and the MTC building

pretty fancy skate park
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According to the SF Chronicle, the Salesforce Tower will be fully enclosed by the end of July and will be fully completed by Jan 2018.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/p...photo-12914649
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^^Warriors arena work front and (almost) center.
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Old Posted May 22, 2017, 8:34 PM
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FINALLY!!! GREAT NEWS FOR THE BAY AREA!

Feds approve grant for Caltrain electrification project

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The Federal Transit Administration said Monday that it will approve a grant to electrify Caltrain tracks, guaranteeing several hundred million dollars for the project and allowing it to move forward.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced in a tweet Monday that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told her she would sign off on the grant.
For those who don't know, it will replace a diesel dependent train system that goes from San Jose to San Francisco to electricity, which will increase speeds and will have a positive impact on the environment in the area.

Currently, Caltrain from San Jose to San Francisco takes 59 minutes, but with electrifying the train, it will take 50 minutes.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/2...ectrification/
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Old Posted May 22, 2017, 11:25 PM
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For those who don't know, it will replace a diesel dependent train system that goes from San Jose to San Francisco to electricity, which will increase speeds and will have a positive impact on the environment in the area.
Most importantly to San Franciscans, any train that transits a tunnel from 4th & Townsend to the new TransBay Terminal MUST be electric. Diesel trains can't do it, I assume because their emissions are a no-go in the tunnel. So electrification is a key first step in bringing trains, whether commuter or HSR, into the Terminal.
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Old Posted May 23, 2017, 6:39 AM
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glad to hear the Caltrain news. such an idiotic little episode.

random things...

Indiana St in Dogpatch



office building on 4th and Brannan





the back of the office building on Townsend and 6th is visible from Brannan



the behemoth of a block between 7th and 8th on Brannan



detail



the interior of the Horror on Harrison kinda looks cool in its own sterile way



Ringold Alley out back



this is the final product?



Folsom and Rausch



6th and Howard, finally in some decent lighting



the little one on Market just west of Van Ness





it also looks like this other one on that block, on the Franklin side, has started



Fulton and Laguna in Hayes Valley






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Old Posted May 23, 2017, 5:49 PM
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San Francisco Skyline by Johnny Chin, on Flickr


NKC_1505 by Nick Chong, on Flickr


NKC_1690 by Nick Chong, on Flickr


NKC_1699 by Nick Chong, on Flickr


NKC_1712 by Nick Chong, on Flickr


NKC_1742 by Nick Chong, on Flickr

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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 7:27 PM
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Wow 700 million to shave off 9 minutes for commuting times, sounds like money well spent!
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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 8:52 PM
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Wow 700 million to shave off 9 minutes for commuting times, sounds like money well spent!
It also moves more trains, twice as many people, allows for fewer track repairs, new High Speed Rail trains, and finally the ability to enter downtown San Francisco underground. It is an outstanding deal.
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