Welcome to Year in Curbed, wherein we close out 2014 by asking local design, real estate, and media luminaries to reflect on the highlights and lowlights of a year's worth of development in San Francisco. The answers are in no particular order; all responses have been cut and pasted unabridged, below.
Photo of Transbay Transit Center construction via Patricia Chang
Q: Sum up 2014 in three words.
Brock Keeling, culture editor at 7x7 magazine: Up, up, up.
John King, urban design critic at the San Francisco Chronicle: Cranes, dubious disruption.
David Baker, principal at David Baker Architects: OMG!
Anne Fougeron, principal at Fougeron Architecture: Mach-speed growth.
Cliff Kuang, articles editor at WIRED: No. More. NIMBYs.
Denise Cherry, principal at Studio O+A (and Curbed Young Gun): Build + $$$ = Traffic
Marc L'Italien, principal at EHDD: Too much glass…
Kevin Ho, broker associate at Vanguard Properties: Over. Asking. Price.
· Striking Photos of the Transbay Transit Center As It Begins Its Historic Rise [Curbed SF]
· Year in Curbed Archives [Curbed SF]