@kmd_architects in Greensource Magazine... San Francisco->The Waterfront Emerges B4 2013 America's Cup @ Pier 27.

San Francisco's bay waterfront has embodied civic aspirations from the 1850s, when the city rose to prominence as a port of call for the Gold Rush, through the 2002 reincarnation of the landmark Ferry Building as a gathering place for people who treat good local food as high culture. Today this role plays out in another way, with development projects shaped by the Bay Area's emphasis on sustainability. The efforts range from the construction of a cruise terminal to the planning of a 69-acre enclave that includes more than a dozen historic structures. ----- Advertising ----- Exploratorium The most ambitious project is the first that will be completed: the $300 million move of the Exploratorium science museum next spring to a 330,000-square-foot space inside Pier 15, a workaday structure built in 1915 that is three times the size of the popular institution's current home at ...

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