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Coming 2013: The Hanging Gardens of the Embarcadero

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The Planning Commission has given the green light to that Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed, 10-story building south of Mission Street at 110 The Embarcadero. The glassy office building will actually be 55 feet taller than is normally allowed at the waterfront, but the commission's quid pro quo requires developer Hines to build 110 to Platinum LEED standards. That means the works: walls of foliage (green roofs are so yesterday), solar panels, recycled wood, wastewater recycling. And if they don't achieve Platinum, the commission may just un-approve them. In which case, the dynamic duo will just have to settle for only putting together the Transbay Transit Center and Tower.
· Go green, go tall! [City Insider]
· Pelli Clarke Pelli to Green the Embarcadero [Curbed SF]