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architect1 Oct 16, 2015 9:07 PM

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Originally Posted by botoxic (Post 7195804)
Today's shot from my friend who lives in Millennium

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q...Foundation.jpg

Might be a silly question but whats down bellow is that a road on top of a road on top of a road?

BrownTown Oct 16, 2015 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by architect1 (Post 7200531)
Might be a silly question but whats down bellow is that a road on top of a road on top of a road?

You mean on the left? That's the Transbay bus terminal which is currently under construction.

fflint Oct 17, 2015 1:08 AM

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Originally Posted by architect1 (Post 7200531)
Might be a silly question but whats down bellow is that a road on top of a road on top of a road?

That is the Transbay Transit Center. Two levels up is the bus deck, with a direct, dedicated connection to the Bay Bridge; ground level is the main lobby and ticketing level; one level underground is the lower concourse connecting the ground level with the rail platforms below; the rail platforms are two levels underground and will serve Caltrain commuter rail and California High Speed Rail trains.

simms3_redux Oct 18, 2015 5:13 AM

Big pour today/yesterday, finally. Looks like the matte pour is done!

rocketman_95046 Oct 18, 2015 8:47 PM

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Originally Posted by simms3_redux (Post 7201942)
Big pour today/yesterday, finally. Looks like the matte pour is done!

I don't think we're there yet simms. That looks like another prep pour. They still have a lot of rebar to put in the middle hole. When that is filled with concrete then we're good. I would imagine at least two or more pumps will be on site to get that done.

Diegondiim Oct 21, 2015 3:40 AM

The tower is looking great. Anyone would have an updated version of a render of the master plan for SoMa area? I want to see how the tower will interact with the terminal. :notacrook:

peanut gallery Oct 21, 2015 3:44 PM

I don't think there's anything newer than this rendering that's been posted before:

http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content...ter-Aerial.jpg

Or this video from the Transbay Transit Center site:
https://vimeo.com/73323056

fimiak Oct 21, 2015 4:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Diegondiim (Post 7205725)
The tower is looking great. Anyone would have an updated version of a render of the master plan for SoMa area? I want to see how the tower will interact with the terminal. :notacrook:

The best way to learn more is to go to the website itself. There are many photos, videos, and webcams that add a lot of context. http://transbaycenter.org/

cmak Oct 21, 2015 4:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Diegondiim (Post 7205725)
The tower is looking great. Anyone would have an updated version of a render of the master plan for SoMa area? I want to see how the tower will interact with the terminal. :notacrook:

http://i.imgur.com/i7y9ywYh.jpg

mt_climber13 Oct 21, 2015 11:50 PM

^ My only beef with the above rendering is that it is not accurate, That cluster of Transbay (SalesForce), 181 Fremont, and Millennium will not be that dense, as Transbay Tower is actually on the western far edge of the lot, and this rendering has it up against the eastern edge closer to Millennium and 181 Fremont (You can see how much further it is away from the pink building across from it on Misison St. compared to Millennium, it should be the other way around). I think in reality it will look much better than this as it will not be so darn crowded.

timbad Oct 22, 2015 5:34 AM

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Originally Posted by peanut gallery (Post 7206121)
... this rendering that's been posted before:

http://www.socketsite.com/wp-content...ter-Aerial.jpg

has anyone noticed what looks like a car ramp to an underground parking garage or tunnel just below the main support pillar for the bus bridge cables, in the greenspace? that's always bugged me, since I don't know of anything it would correspond to in the plans. have I missed something, or is that just sheer invention?

peanut gallery Oct 22, 2015 7:20 AM

I think it's part of the plan. I've seen references to ground and lower level bus/paratransit access. In fact, I think you can see that ingress/egress under construction in this photo (lower right, under the falsework):
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/617/2...90865ed2_b.jpg
Source: Flickr user Lars Plougmann

ITB495 Oct 23, 2015 3:20 AM

The USGS Liquefaction Susceptibility Map for the San Francisco peninsula may provide a more complete understanding why the foundation for Salesforce Tower is taking so long to build.

To paraphrase from the USGS website, liquefaction is loose sand and silt that is saturated with water, which may behave like a liquid when shaken by an earthquake. Much of the urban development in the Bay Area is on flatlands around the Bay margins, where liquefaction is most likely. Especially vulnerable are areas that were filled with pumped or dredged material many decades ago to create "made" land. All areas in the Bay Area have the potential to be shaken hard enough for susceptible sediment to liquefy.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/2...261011f2_z.jpg
USGS Liquefaction Susceptibility Map/San Francisco peninsula
Credit: United States Geological Survey
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/sfgeo/liq.../aboutliq.html

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/780/2...6ebc90b1_m.jpg
Map Legend
Source: USGS

As Salesforce Tower is located in an area with a "very high" susceptibility for liquefaction, it should be no surprise great care is being taken with the foundation.

mediarkinom Oct 23, 2015 11:47 AM

Looks great

Scrapeskyer Oct 24, 2015 5:50 AM

I have mixed feelings about this tower. I work with Salesforce 8 hours a day and like it but feel like they're over-glorified. They are literally taking over the country. Sure I'm fine with them having their own skyscraper but nothing more...

peanut gallery Oct 24, 2015 5:51 PM

Well, they already have three of them at this intersection alone: 50 Fremont, 350 Mission and this tower (though only this one is actually named after them). They also almost got naming rights for 110 Bishopsgate in London, but apparently that deal fell through.

They actually own 50 Fremont; the rest are leased.

peanut gallery Oct 26, 2015 9:56 PM

Is that rebar (darker gray area on the lower right), or am I just seeing what I want to see?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5733/...5affb896_b.jpg

I've been watching the construction cam pretty closely since last week and it sure looks like they've been moving rebar down into the hole. But I can't be sure.

Jawnadelphia Oct 26, 2015 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrapeskyer (Post 7210157)
I have mixed feelings about this tower. I work with Salesforce 8 hours a day and like it but feel like they're over-glorified. They are literally taking over the country. Sure I'm fine with them having their own skyscraper but nothing more...

Buddy, enjoy SF is getting this very cool supertall. You want taking over the country ... look at Philadelphia and Comcast. Not only will Comcast have the tallest 2 buildings in this city (at 975ft and 1,121ft), they just slapped their logo atop 30 Rock in NYC! Now that is taking over. :haha:

rocketman_95046 Oct 27, 2015 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by peanut gallery (Post 7212298)
Is that rebar (darker gray area on the lower right), or am I just seeing what I want to see?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5733/...5affb896_b.jpg

I've been watching the construction cam pretty closely since last week and it sure looks like they've been moving rebar down into the hole. But I can't be sure.

It's too bad the sun is so low in the sky right now, it makes it hard to see. But I'm pretty sure that you are right. If you compare the pics over the last few days, it certainly looks like the hole is filling in with rebar.

mt_climber13 Oct 27, 2015 4:02 AM

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Originally Posted by TallCoolOne (Post 7212315)
Buddy, enjoy SF is getting this very cool supertall. You want taking over the country ... look at Philadelphia and Comcast. Not only will Comcast have the tallest 2 buildings in this city (at 975ft and 1,121ft), they just slapped their logo atop 30 Rock in NYC! Now that is taking over. :haha:

Looking on the bright side of the militant NIMBYism of SF, corporate logos are not allowed to littler the skyline atop the buildings. So I will give them credit for that!


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