Rockefeller Group Development Corporation and Skidmore Owings & Merrill Present Transbay Transit Center and Tower Design Proposals to San Francisco Public.
Design Engages Urban Environment Architecturally and Environmentally; Creates Great New Civic Space and Major Public Asset
Embodies San Francisco's Belief in a Sustainable Future
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- Rockefeller Group The Rockefeller Group is a global private company based in New York City, primarily involved in real estate operations in the United States. It is fully owned by Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. Development Corporation (RGDC RGDC Rockefeller Group Development Corporation ) and Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol (SOM) presented their design proposal for the Transbay Transit Center and Tower design competition to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority A Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is an institution permitted under the laws of some states of the USA, whereby two or more public authorities (e.g. local governments, or utility or transport districts) can operate collectively. and the public at a special hearing held at City Hall that began at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6th. One of three teams in the competition, RGDC/SOM is a partnership of a subsidiary of The Rockefeller Group, renowned as the developer of Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center, complex of buildings in central Manhattan, New York City, between 48th and 51st streets and Fifth Ave. and the Ave. of the Americas (Sixth Ave.). The project was sponsored by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in Manhattan, and SOM, the internationally acclaimed architectural firm An architectural firm is a company which employs one or more licensed architects and practices the profession of architecture. History
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"In a single stroke, this design will redefine for the world San Francisco's architectural, urban and environmental intentions. As expressed on the city's skyline, it will be a light and luminous grace note -- appropriately marking the physical and metaphorical center of the new San Francisco for the 21st Century," said Craig Hartman.
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Creates New Urban Gateway
The design proposal presented included a description of a transit center, which meets all operational requirements (programming) operational requirements - Qualitative and quantitative parameters that specify the desired capabilities of a system and serve as a basis for determining the operational effectiveness and suitability of a system prior to deployment. of eight different transit service operators -- including future high-speed rail High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic. Specific definitions include 200-320 km/h (125-200 mph) - depending on whether the track is upgraded or new - by the European Union and above 90 mph . The design creates a double-deck platform to free up a two block area for a dramatic arrival hall and possibly a new performing arts park on the created "opportunity site." The Transit Center as proposed would be people friendly with clear orientation to all modes of transit and the city itself along with reduced walking distances. The rail platforms would be double height and filled with light.
Creates Iconic Vertical Neighborhood
The proposed Transbay Tower would have a base lifted 100 feet above street level to create a public plaza and a main portal to the Transit Terminal. The mixed-use building, at a maximum proposed height of 1375 feet, would have 92 stories and consist of 98,000 square feet of retail and special office space; 800,000 square feet of office; 108 hotel rooms; and a 35,000 square foot home for the Sutro Library. The Tower would offer 44 units of affordable housing and 250 units at market rate. In addition, the Tower would contain a Sky Room event space at the top of the building with panoramic views while the terminal portal at the base would display video art exhibitions in partnership with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a major modern art museum and San Francisco landmark.
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Creates Environmental Benchmark
The Center is designed to be a fully-integrated, high-performance building which will serve as a "showcase of achievement" and will establish a new
environmental benchmark for all future construction in the city of San Francisco
The Transbay Transit Center will achieve the following goals:
* "Net-Zero" energy impact on the city of San Francisco.
* "Less-Than-Zero" carbon emissions.
* A LEED([R]) Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council.
The design of the Transbay Transit Center follows a unique approach to high performance building design that provides a framework for determining system strategies that meet the goals and objectives of a project.
The foundation of these guiding principals has been defined by four pillars Four Pillars may refer to:
Reduction: The use of innovation to decrease the energy and water use typically required by "conventional" architecture and engineering design.
Reclamation: Capturing the embodied energy Embodied Energy refers to the quantity of energy required to manufacture, and supply to the point of use, a product, material or service. (As an analog of embodied water, embodied energy might also be called "virtual energy", "embedded energy" or "hidden energy"). (and water) within the physical body of the facility and continually reusing these energy streams to offset the need for "new" energy.
Absorption: Creating physical architectural, mechanical and dynamic linkages between the built structure and the energies which flow around, through, over and under the building's structure. These energies are then converted into a "free" source of fuel for necessary functions within the facility. By capturing the energy of the sun, wind, rain and the earth, dependency on fossil fuels will be reduced.
Generation: In the United States, the existing electrical infrastructure is aging and inefficient. Our country's electricity is produced primarily by burning coal, which produces twice the CO2 levels compared to fuel oil, per unit of energy. By producing power onsite through the use of advanced technologies, the facility can produce energy for its own use. The net impact is the reduction of fossil fuel consumption and a decrease in the production of harmful "global warming" gases to our atmosphere.
The Team: Experience & Dedication
RGDC is a national owner, developer and manager of prestigious commercial real estate properties. In the approximately 75 years since its inception, RGDC has developed, leased and managed tens of millions of square feet of commercial real estate, including high-rise office towers, multi-use urban complexes, suburban office campuses, mixed-use business parks, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, foreign-trade zones, data centers and hotels. RGDC had a major role in the development of Embarcadero Center and Embarcadero Center West in San Francisco. RGDC currently has offices and properties in New York New York, state, United States
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"We commit ourselves and our resources unconditionally to work collaboratively with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), the community of neighbors and the City of San Francisco to create one of the world's most beautiful buildings in America's most beautiful city," said Jon Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Group International.
Founded in 1936, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP is a multidisciplinary practice providing architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, and graphic design services. Deeply committed to the highest standards of design, technical, and management excellence, SOM has received more than 850 awards for quality, innovation and management. SOM is the only firm to have been twice recognized by the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award, the organizations' highest honor for a firm.
Since opening its San Francisco office in 1946, SOM has designed numerous urban plans and more than 40 buildings in the city. Several of these buildings -- including the Crown Zellerbach Building, the Alcoa Building, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Arena, and the International Terminal at The San Francisco International Airport -- are considered landmarks. The firm's recent and current projects include St. Regis Museum Hotel & Residences and 101 Second Street in San Francisco, the Cathedral of Christ the Light This article or section contains information about expected future buildings or structures.
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