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Old Posted Jan 5, 2013, 6:41 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO | 75 Howard St | 240 FT | 20 stories

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The 75 Howard Scoop: Tower Design And Proposed Public Park
As we first reported last month, and for which we now have the renderings, the design for the proposed tower to replace the existing eight-story parking garage at 75 Howard Street is up to 31 stories and 350 feet, 150 more than for which it’s currently zoned, with 186 condos over a ground floor restaurant, café, and 175 underground parking spaces.

On Thursday, January 10, the project sponsor is holding a community meeting to discuss their plans, 6pm at the Embarcadero YMCA. As always, we’ll keep you plugged-in.


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Old Posted Jan 5, 2013, 7:07 PM
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Not bad, though I think it's a little boxy for such a prominent location on the embarcadero. A crown would make it look much better in my opinion. I'm excited that we might get increased height limits there and another skyscraper right on the waterfront though. Whenever I look at those squat boxy highrises that are there now, I just think of what could be if the height limits were raised.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2013, 7:42 PM
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I like the park better than the tower. But hey, who asked me!
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Couple more renderings here from http://75howard.com/



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It kinda just goes away, in that last pic from the Bay Bridge I have to really look to see where this thing is. Maybe that is the idea. Its OK, nothing special, another blocky tower for San Francisco.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2013, 6:26 AM
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I like the park better than the tower. But hey, who asked me!
I agree--this thing is boring at best and another semi-ugly box at its worst.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2013, 2:25 AM
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I personally love the blocky, un-fussiness. It's modern and clean. Commercial buildings sort of have an obligation to attempt to stand out in the crowd. To be a calling card for businesses residing in it. Residential can be more low key. And a rounded, ornate tower means you have to live in a rounded, ornate condo. Not something I like. Just my opinion.

I'd love to see some floor plans. I want to live here.
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I hope they do something about the sewage pipes in this area. Has anybody been at this intersection? Literally smells like ....
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I like the glazing and the contrast between the base and tower. I just wish they would do something different with the top: angle the crown, add an integrated spire of some sort (an architectural element that completes the top, not a lame stick), anything so it's not another flat top.
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I'm glad this site will no longer be a crappy garage, but wish this tower were a little slimmer at the top. If I were king of SF, I'd give the developer extra height in exchange for some deep setbacks.
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Well, with B and C getting shot down, I'm guessing we can kiss this one goodbye now...
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Good riddance, this thing is hideous

I'd be concerned about that beautiful Arena, but polling shows SF is overwhelmingly in favor of it, in fact by similar margins of those that were opposed to 8 Washington. 8 Washington was a class war statement that the "progressives" wanted to make. Funny because it was financed by mega developer Boston Properties and wealthy condo owners nearby the proposal who both wanted to protect their views.

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B and C probably did these guys a favor. I think it was always an extreme long shot to get approved anyway.

They should just stick to 200', assuming the project is still viable. They're lucky that it's already zoned for 200' and not something lower. Getting single project variances for luxury residential is just politically untentable right now.
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B and C probably did these guys a favor. I think it was always an extreme long shot to get approved anyway.

They should just stick to 200', assuming the project is still viable. They're lucky that it's already zoned for 200' and not something lower. Getting single project variances for luxury residential is just politically untentable right now.
Depends where it is. This one is borderline--it's on the waterfront, but it's more in the SOMA area where there aren't built-up "old money" interests

I don't think opposition is as strong to developments along the South/East part of the city. On the other hand, "older" areas like PacHeights, Marina, Russian Hill, and North Beach are impossible to build on
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A few more renderings of the proposed project:




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yeah, there's no chance on earth that'll be built, tragically
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DOA.

Developers, get a damn clue.
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Shutters? Balconies filled with people? Must be the famous Steuart Street Mardi Gras parade.
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2013, 2:29 AM
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The new renderings are a vast improvement.
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2013, 7:26 PM
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Something must be wrong with me, because I really do not hate this. I sort of like it, and the new renderings make me like it even more. It will never get built.
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