Thanks for the shots, timbad...looking good, and really helps for those of us not in the area but still following the progress.
I just grabbed a couple of shots from the UCSF webcam
showing the current state of things on the hospital.
First, in line with what I noted earlier this week, they have indeed begun drilling piles for the hospital parking garage near 16th and future Owens:
Over at the hospital itself, they seem to have pretty much wrapped up work on the southern portion of the main steel structure and have now switched over the northern side to begin working their way back toward the crane.
Here's the southern portion:
And here's the northern portion:
In both shots you can see that they've really cleared away and done grading on where future Fourth Street will be. UCSF is still working on getting approvals to have it closed to through traffic and just have cul-de-sacs coming in from the north and south to service the hospitals. They've presented to the community and need to go all the way up to the supes to get the public right-of-way turned over to UCSF.
UCSF wants to develop seating areas and open space there, with pedestrian and bike access running through it. It seems key with the hospital being on one side of Fourth and the parking lot/garage on the other side to cut that off to through traffic for safety's sake. From what I know of the history of the planning on it, the Dogpatch neighbors are behind it, as it will keep traffic shunted to Third and Owens rather than flowing from Fourth directly into their neighborhood. So hopefully it will go through smoothly.