Being all packaged up in environmental goodies apparently wasn't enough for 110 The Embarcadero. After a lengthy hearing on whether the city should put a stay on allowing developer Hines to knock down the old longshoreman's headquarters, the Board of Supes approved the appeal of the platinum LEED, hanging gardens building. Which doesn't mean it's been axed, exactly, but rather that it'll be "delayed for at least a year while developers undertake a detailed study of the proposed building's environmental effects." If that's what the contention comes down to in a year, expect much more talk of height, shadows, and waterfront views—Â the building, as you'll recall, was allowed to go much higher than is normally allowed by water's edge.
· No love for 110 The Embarcadero -- study ordered [City Insider]
· Embarcadero's Hanging Gardens on the Chopping Block? [Curbed SF]
· Coming 2013: The Hanging Gardens of the Embarcadero [Curbed SF]
· Pelli Clarke Pelli to Green the Embarcadero [Curbed SF]