Don't tell the Transbay Joint Powers Authority there's a full-blown credit crisis out there, because they don't seem to know it. The Transbay Terminal is going full steam ahead, with Phase I's contractor set to be decided on Jan. 8. Current frontrunners: Clark Construction partnered with Webcor, and Turner partnered with Bovis Lend Lease. Whoever gets the $440 million booty will likely get preference to build Phase II (another $500 million), and for Phase I will have the honor and distinction of demolishing the current terminal plus doing preconstruction work on the office high-rise and the— get ready for it— high-speed rail. But maybe someone should tell them Quentin Kopp isn't planning on bringing his brand new trains to this play date?
· Builders chase $440M Transbay prize [SF Business Times]
· Block 8 Courted by Five Suitors [Curbed SF]
· High Speed Rail: 4th and Townsend's the New Downtown [Curbed SF]
· $245 Million: Transbay Terminal Site is Really, Really Expensive [Curbed SF]
· CurbedWire: Pelli Clarke Pelli Transbay Design Officially Approved [Curbed SF]