• San Francisco terminal gets replaced by a green building

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    San Francisco will be witnessing a remarkable transformation from a simple Transbay Terminal with a green building. This step will centralize the region’s transportation network by collaborating the 9 transportation systems. The Transbay Centre project has three components. The first replaces the current terminal, which policymakers have called outdated. The second extends the Caltrain rail line 1.3 miles into the heart of the downtown financial centre. The third element will see the area surrounding the centre redeveloped with 2,600 new homes, parks, and a retail complex.

    The new centre will be a 1m sq ft building with a 5.4 acre park on its roof. Passive solar shading, high-performance glazing, geothermal cooling, and wind power will also feature.

    Posted in Topics:Architecture, Tags: , on February 4, 2010