Posted by: BayAreaComRE | January 6, 2010

Transbay Terminal Construction Mentioned Postively in NYTimes

The New York Times ran an encouraging article over the weekend highlighting the Transbay Terminal Project and its impending construction.  Memorable quotes include dialougue from the lead architect:

“Cesar Pelli, the project’s lead architect since his firm won a design competition in 2007, calls the central office tower aesthetic ‘elegant and simple.’ But Mr. Pelli said his firm left ‘the exuberance of the design for the transit center, which is meant to be an extraordinary public facility.”

There still seems to be issues with financing the project, but the article says the Transbay Joint Powers Authority is close to closing that gap:

“To bring the first part of the plan close to reality, planners have tapped a remarkable number of revenue sources, including bridge tolls, additional sales taxes across the region and a variety of federal grants and loans.”

The remainder of the article can be found here.

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