Collapsed Freeway after Loma Prieta Earthquake

Loma Prieta Earthquake Damages Embarcadero Freeway — [4 Images]

The Loma Prieta Earthquake occurred in October, badly damaging the Embarcadero Freeway.

1989 Read More →
Present Day Ferry Building

The City and the Waterfront Reconnected (1990 – 1993) — [7 Images]

After detailed engineering analysis and a public outcry spearheaded by the San Francisco design community, the decision was made to demolish the double decker elevated highway. Suddenly San Francisco and its waterfront had the chance to be reconnected, and the piers adjacent to the Ferry Building offered seemingly unlimited development opportunities.

1990 Read More →
Train Tracks in Pier 1 South Apron before Redesign

Competition Brief Issued by the Port of San Francisco — [5 Images]

With the demolition of the Embarcadero Freeway in the early 1990s, the Port of San Francisco made the decision to issue its initial Developer-Architect Public-Private RFP to re-purpose the first …

1998 Read More →