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Old Posted Dec 19, 2018, 2:43 AM
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Vancouver House
All I can say is I hope they NEVER build anything that looks like that in San Francisco. Meanwhile, look at the sameness all around it in the photo.

By the way, Vancouver can potentially have a really big earthquake. Would not want an apartment in that thing during such a quake even though I'm sure they had the best engineers (hopefully not the ones who told us the Millennium Tower didn't need anchoring to bedrock) certify the design.

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the whole thing (Park Tower) just seems out of proportion and those have to be the least inviting-looking balconies in recent memory.... eesh SF.
The balconies are the most interesting thing about it and I'm amazed at your comment because in your city or anywhere with warmer and less chronically windy weather than San Francisco (where 20C qualifies as a warm summer day) I think they'd be even more attractive and useful. Love the idea of having business meetings out there (remember, this building is all office).
     
     
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All I can say is I hope they NEVER build anything that looks like that in San Francisco.
Well, we are about to get our very own version of this design in SOMA.
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https://www.bisnow.com/san-francisco...-project-83088
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2018, 6:20 PM
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The proposed project at 655 Fourth is waaaaay better than the Vancouver House. As far as Park Tower however, it will be covered up from the pictured angle (facing North) in a few years, so it shouldn't be as noticeable in the future.
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Old Posted Dec 19, 2018, 6:31 PM
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Well, we are about to get our very own version of this design in SOMA.
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To me they look nothing alike. I actually like the SF proposal but I expect it to become much more conventional looking by the time it gets built. Seems like everything does.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2019, 10:50 AM
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we've got sidewalk planters on the west (Beale?) side...



... a widened sidewalk along Howard (tho with a light pole right in the middle)...



... and looks like work has started on the future ?green space on the east side:

     
     
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Light poles installed on the Howard side.

     
     
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light poles installed on the howard side.
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Thanks for the updates timbad and edwards!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2019, 10:31 AM
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on the west (Beale) side of this project, besides the sidewalk planters, there is additional green I hadn't noticed before



(and well, these are not so green at the moment...)

     
     
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2019, 8:50 AM
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these had tags from Italy, something about Carrara...

     
     
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If someone has the chance, can you take pics of the lobby of the building and the green space in the east side?

Thanks in advance!
     
     
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these had tags from Italy, something about Carrara...
Italian marble..very nice.
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Italian marble..very nice.
I hear it chips very artistically when "grinding" on the edge with a skateboard.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 19, 2019, 2:32 AM
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If someone has the chance, can you take pics of the lobby of the building and the green space in the east side?

Thanks in advance!
the 'green' space has not changed much since the last pic of it



the lobby hasn't either, tho I didn't take a pic. there is more marble stacked on that side too
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2019, 10:45 AM
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the lobby...



I think this is the marble laid down...



green space now has contours



     
     
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green space now has contours




It's a tiny one, but definitely excited to see it once it's wrapped.

Does anyone know if this lil pocket park has a name yet? Still haven't been able to find any renderings.
     
     
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Does anyone know if this lil pocket park has a name yet? Still haven't been able to find any renderings.
It's part of the open space for Park Tower. And the current treatment is just an "interim" or "temporary" layout. It will have a more permanent design with trees at some point. The document below doesn't seem to set a timeline for the final design though.



Source: http://commissions.sfplanning.org/cp...-002085OFA.pdf
     
     
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Wow ! Great pics homebucket. I dont know how you did it but Park Tower looks kinda awesome thru your perspective.
     
     
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