Tag Archives: San Francisco

S.F. joining 1,000 foot skyscraper club


Above is an artist’s handsome rendering of the Transbay Tower currently under development in downtown San Francisco. This impressive 61 story, 1,070 foot tall skyscraper will replace the Transamerica Pyramid as the city’s tallest building and add the city by … Continue reading

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Ecomodal transportation hubs


This post summarizes several ideas that could be employed to facilitate the establishment of sustainable transportation hubs where intermodal cross-movement between multiple green (or active) transportation options takes place with ease. In a nutshell, these facilities are described by using … Continue reading

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Spectacular airport control towers – new and old


For architects and designers alike, form and function play and important role in building design. Airport control towers should be no different. As they often are the first distant sign from ground level of an approaching airport, control towers help … Continue reading

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World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011


It is often heard that Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. On an individual airport basis, that is correct. But when you calculate the total air passengers passing through each market (single airport or multiple-airport), … Continue reading

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