Gallery: “Greenest Building in the West” on Hold Pending Investigation

 

After weeks of public outcry , the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a hold of at least one year upon the “Greenest Building on the West Coast”. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 110 Embarcadero project is now under review to determine the historical significance of the site and the proposed 10-story height of the project. Just months ago, the architects had been given the go-ahead to construct the uber-green office building, which was set to become the first commercial building on the West Coast to receive a LEED Platinum rating.

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  1. Oemissions March 23, 2009 at 12:15 am

    It looks very nice. If its LEEDS building, what’s the problem?
    Its not a mall!
    Also, I wish heritage conservationist type people would spend a little more time addressing one of America’s worst problem: the overuse of th automobile and a world designed to accomodate it rather than people.

  2. raskil1 March 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    It does seem rather incongruous with it’s surroundings. Perhaps less offensive and on a similar scale is CH 2 in Melbourne Australia.

    http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/13/ch2-australias-greenest-building/

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