Monday, December 26, 2016

Transbay Tower, now under construction, will soon be the tallest building in San Francisco: 26 December 2016

The San Francisco Transbay Tower is currently under constructiongroundbreaking took place on 27 March 2013. Initial occupancy is expected sometime in 2018. It will then officially be known as the tallest building in San Francisco. The Transbay Tower when completed will have a roof elevation of 920 feet (326 meters) and an antenna elevation of 1,070 feet (326 meters). 


This picture looking southwest was taken from Yerba Buena Island. The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is straight ahead. The Transbay Tower is the tall building under construction. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This photo was taken from the pedestrian/bicycle pathway on the recently constructed replacement of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Transbay Tower and Yerba Buena Island are visible. The final connecting section of the pedestrian/bicycle pathway was open to Yerba Buena Island on Sunday, 23 October 2016. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is visible, as is the Transbay Tower. This picture was taken from the pedestrian/bicycle pathway on the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A view of the Transbay Tower dominating downtown San Francisco, as seen from Yerba Buena Island. The Transamerica Pyramid building was previously the tallest building in San Francisco. The Transamerica Pyramid is visible on the right side of this photo. The view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

The Transbay Tower is located at 415 Mission Street between First Street and Fremont Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The Transbay Tower. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

The Transbay Tower. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

The Transbay Tower. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The Transbay Tower. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is a view of Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island. Treasure Island has an interesting history. The Island is man-made and was constructed between 1936-37. The island was built as the site of the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition. The federal government created the island; in 1941 the island became a US Navy base known as Naval Station Treasure Island. The island remained under the control of the Navy until 1997. In 2010 the Navy sold the island to San Francisco. This view is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange


The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with a Panasonic 14-42mm lens was used to take these photographs.

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