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SF’s Green Transbay Terminal Secures $171 Million for Construction

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On January 29, 2010 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,San Francisco | 2 Comments

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We were excited to learn last year that the new Transbay Transit Center [2] in downtown San Francisco would be built with green features in mind. We’re even more excited now that the $4 billion terminal has just received a $171 million loan from the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act [3] (TIFIA) to go ahead with phase 1 of the project, which will replace the current Transbay Terminal.

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The terminal, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects [5], will extend the Caltrain line by 1.3 miles into the center of the financial district. it will also feature a new 5.4 acre green roof [6] that will act as a city park and will host variety of cultural activities. A redevelopment of the area surrounding the terminal will add 2,600 new homes.

In the sustainability arena, the terminal will feature wind turbines [7], floors that draw fresh air from the outside, Geothermal heating [8] and cooling to regulate temperature, and a graywater recycling system. Construction on the terminal began in 2008, and should be completed by 2014.

+ Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects [5]

Via World Architecture News [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/29/sfs-green-transbay-terminal-secures-171-million-for-construction/transbay/

[2] Transbay Transit Center: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/28/san-francisco-transbay-transit-center/

[3] Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/tifia/

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/29/sfs-green-transbay-terminal-secures-171-million-for-construction/transbay-5/

[5] Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects: http://www.pcparch.com/

[6] green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[7] wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com../2008/05/08/swift-ultra-quiet-rooftop-wind-turbine/

[8] Geothermal heating: http://inhabitat.com../2008/04/09/orly-to-utilize-geothermal-heating/

[9] World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=13291

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