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Photo-Stalking the Transbay Transit Center As It Starts to Rise

The Transbay Terminal is one of the biggest construction projects to hit San Francisco, well, ever. We have been following the Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed transit center's every move, from finding out where the 640,000 cubic yards of excavated soil went to documenting its ascent above ground, which began just a few weeks ago. As steel columns started to rise, we headed for Instagram and the Twitter to spy on the construction progress.

The $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center project kicked off four years ago, but things just really started to get interesting, at least photographically. Some of the best shots down into the construction appear to be taken from 535 Mission Street, the just-opened skyscraper that is home to real estate company Trulia. Construction on the transit center isn't expected to be completed until 2017, so expect to see plenty more constructoporn shots between now and then.

#transbayterminal moving above ground now. #sanfrancisco

A photo posted by Justin (@justinskoda) on

History in the making #transbayterminal

A photo posted by Michael Attwell (@fromla2thebay) on

History in the making #transbayterminal

A photo posted by Michael Attwell (@fromla2thebay) on

Little project in #sanfrancisco #transbayterminal

A photo posted by David R. Osborne (@_davidosborne_) on

· Previous Coverage of the Transbay Transit Center [Curbed SF]
· At Long Last, the Transbay Transit Center Is Rising Above Ground [Curbed SF]
· Constructoporn Archives [Curbed SF]

Transbay Transit Center

85 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA