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Old Posted Apr 7, 2014, 12:21 AM
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Thumbs up SAN FRANCISCO | Transbay Block 8 (400 Folsom) | 575 FT / 175 M | 56 Floors

Transbay Block 8!

Location - Folsom Street between First and Fremont
Total Height - 575 feet
Roof Height - 550 feet
Residential - 653 units, mix of 162 condominiums and 491 apartments (177 below market rate)
Includes street level retail, open space, five levels of underground parking

Architects - Rem Koolhaas/Office for Metropolitan Architecture (tower/master plan)
Fougeron Architecture (podium/residential townhomes)
Developer - Related California
Non-Profit Developer - Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp.



Sources:http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2014/03/17/18829/
http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...ay_block_8.php

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Old Posted Apr 12, 2014, 11:05 PM
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There was some sort of unveiling this week. Hopefully more renderings will appear soon.

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OMA tower for S.F. Transbay district being unveiled this evening. Will try to tweet an impression or two. #starchitecture

https://twitter.com/JohnKingSFChron/...99573272690688
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Chamfers, not contortions: the OMA design for 550+ foot tower in S.F. Is remarkably sedate.

https://twitter.com/JohnKingSFChron/...39248339300352
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Big name dangled in proposed OMA tower at 1st and Folsom? Possible participation of -- Whole Foods.

https://twitter.com/JohnKingSFChron/...39621586198528
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1st & Folsom podium buildings designed by @fougeronarch, grouped around mid-block "paseo." As for housing, 27% affordable.

https://twitter.com/JohnKingSFChron/...40713426448385
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To conclude for now re 1st & Folsom: lots of thought, refreshing lack of glitzy flash. We will see how the parts evolve.

https://twitter.com/JohnKingSFChron/...42103150350336
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2014, 8:00 AM
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I just realized Fougeron Architecture is working on this with Rem Koolhaas and with SOM on Block 9 next door.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:28 AM
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the rendering and King's impressions are encouraging!
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Source: Amid SF's boom, 'starchitects' have designs on projects
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/...on-5408471.php
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2014, 9:23 PM
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Those renderings are like a soft focus camera on an old actress- can't see the details. But I'm excited. I love the architect's work. I'm also pleased to read that Meier's Van Ness & Market tower is still moving forward.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:13 PM
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I'm sure the details, much as with sculpture, will be fine-tuned later, but I really like the start!
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Well, it's certainly an intriguing look!
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Love the design. Congrats San Fran. I look forward to seeing the Transbay area completely built out.
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It's like Nouvel's tower in Barcelona had sex with 101 California.

Pretty interesting looking.
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Color me inspired.
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I don't have an image account, so someone else please post, but we have some new detailed images of Block 8!!

http://www.fougeron.com/transbay8.php
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I don't have an image account, so someone else please post, but we have some new detailed images of Block 8!!

http://www.fougeron.com/transbay8.php
I think I love it, but the detailing on the tower could be a little cleaner (in the renderings, not the design). But what I see, I love.
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I'm a big fan of the little alleys that are incorporated into a lot of these new SOMA projects. They're a great way to make a high-rise, large-block district feel more human-scale.

Reminds me of the best aspects of Yaletown, Vancouver.
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I don't have an image account, so someone else please post, but we have some new detailed images of Block 8!!

http://www.fougeron.com/transbay8.php
Sexy tower Definitely the best of the Folsom st towers
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Old Posted May 21, 2014, 7:06 PM
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So how high do we think the crown looks? 550 feet + ???
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Nice tower, I'm like this! Another great addition to the Transbay region!
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Old Posted May 21, 2014, 9:11 PM
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Don't know about you guys, but I'm seriously blown away by these! This is the building I was meant to live in, or at least squat in when it's eventually abandoned...
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