San Francisco Examiner and Washington-based traffic data firm ran the numbers and found commuters driving by major construction sites are losing four to nine miles per hour on most corridors, with speeds crawling to as little as four mph at some times.
Here's a wonky fact about our President-elect: 555 California, formerly known as the Bank of America Center, is owned in part by the Trump Organization, a corporation controlled and managed by Donald Trump and three of his offspring.
A look at San Francisco's skyline these days provokes an inevitable question: Are we really using all of those cranes? The answer, of course, is not only yes, it's a resounding, "Yes, and," as smaller but no less ambitious new buildings and are coming together below skyline level too.
All good things must come to an end, and for the first time since its completion in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid is not the tallest building in San Francisco. But such milestones are the way of the world, as 13 previous record breakers.
From lush rooftops and sunny indoor atriums to redwood mini-forests, this list of 20 publicly accessible, privately maintained oases are ideal for lunch, meeting a date, or just relaxing within the frenzied confines of the FiDi.
The open-floor plan, Carrara-marble, antiseptic-decor trend doesn’t always work well. Inside a stately San Francisco Victorian or Edwardian, the results often come off awkward and out of place, rather than providing positive contrast. But not here.
Formerly the headquarters of Crocker National Bank back in 1908, and now home to arguably the fanciest Wells Fargo Bank branch in world, the site of One Montgomery could play host to a 35-story residential and hotel tower.
One the tallest and most admired building in San Francisco, the Russ Building at 235 Montgomery is easily overlooked these days. Will the USGBC accolades push the circa 1927 tower's grand architecture back into the spotlight?
The city's office buildings are nearly bursting at the seams, and the highest premiums are being paid on the spaces that aren't even finished yet. But if you look hard enough, there's still room in some of the city's most storied structures.
Just four years ago no San Francisco ZIP code cracked the top 50 for political donations. Now we're the number five source of political cash nationwide, and a handful of blocks downtown pump more money into candidate's campaigns than almost anywhere.
The 108-year-old, chronically remodeled Beaux-Arts high-rise on Sansome Street sold to a Swiss financial firm three years ago, a sale that caused much ado at the time. Now they're making their move to collect on a nearly 50 percent appreciation.
With the city's previous density bonus program stuck in political limbo, liberal supervisors floated a counter-offer version that offers developers extra units, but only for buildings that consist entirely of affordable housing.
Over the last few months, the staff at Curbed SF have noticed something different with the Transamerica Pyramid — specifically, panels on top of the city's most famous signifier seem to vanish, then reappear, then disappear again.
We're taking a bird's eye view of some of the best living roofs in the city. This list is by no means comprehensive (which is good since that means we are definitely ahead of the curve), but a choice sampling of what's to come.