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SF Transbay Transit Center Could Include Green Rooftop Park

With public buildings being, well, public — their roofs are places not only to go green but to potentially open as commons. The other day we heard from the New York Times of the ambitious $4 billion project to build a new transit center and related facilities in San Francsico. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the Times notes that the project includes an “elevated 5.4-acre park, potentially becoming a bustling meeting place for downtown workers and weekend wanderers alike.” Here’s a picture:

Proposed Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, with 5.4-acre park on top (Transbay Joint Powers Authority)

2 Responses

  1. Wow…now this is how you do big public projects. Go big or go home.

  2. In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due: the park is being designed by PWP Landscape Architecture out of Berkeley, CA.

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