Around The Bay, Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region, is a new book published by The Center for Land Use Interpretation. This armchair tour of the Bay region’s margins traces the history of the continuous urban fabric that began to form in the mid-19 century and continues to evolve as a result of human activity and natural incidents.
Designed by Robin Chiang & Company, SFMTA’s new Motor Coach Maintenance & Operations Facility is located on a ten acre site in southeast San Francisco at the corner of Cesar Chavez Street and Indiana Street with shoreline frontage along the Islais Creek Channel on the south, and backing up to the I-280 off-ramp on the west.
Part II of Cris Subrizi’s story of San Francisco’s Central Subway treats the problems of constructing the underground stations (which are buildings in themselves) without disrupting street activity. Following a description of the architecture of the Union Square/Market Street station, his illustrated account delves into the history of techniques that evolved into the modern cut-and-cover approach to underground construction.