The Waterfront

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The Waterfront’s Early Days

1849 Read More →

Impact on Other Waterfront Projects

1915 Read More →

The Building

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The Port Matures

1918 Read More →

Pier 1 and an Active Port

1931 Read More →

The Building Now

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Partnering with the Port

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Original State of the Building

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The Culture

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Preserving History

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Waterfront in Decline

After the war, many changes were afoot on the West Coast in terms of shipping and Port activities. The Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach was burgeoning, break-bulk shipping was declining in favor of container shipping, the City of San Francisco was urbanizing quickly, expanding into the now desirable, formerly maritime industrial areas of the City. The impact of industrial trucking engendered a new and different contemporary port configuration, and the network of Interstate Highways enabled this change to come rapidly. Finger Piers like Pier 1 had become dilapidated and obsolete and, with the 1953 construction of the Embarcadero Freeway, the once vibrant Port of San Francisco was cut off from its lifeblood, the City of San Francisco.

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Pier 1 and Public Access

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The Building

Working with Prologis and the Port, a consultant team and the Port, the design team developed the following objectives for the transformation of Pier 1.

The new design would feature would be public access all around the Pier, including flexible public meeting spaces, a new public space at the east end of the Pier, and a public terrace connecting the Pier aprons and the Embarcadero. The space features a celebration of the Pier’s history and design through exhibition space and interpretive graphics, for example, retracing the historic railroad route through the Pier onto the southern Pier apron.

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Move from 505 Montgomery Street

Hamid Moghadam, Prologis, CEO, wanted to change the workplace parameters and style of Prologis’ office configuration and layout in order to achieve a more collaborative, efficient office environment. Luis Belmonte, Project Principal, …

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Being on the Waterfront

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The Construction Process

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The Approval Process

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Effect on the Company Culture

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Sustainability

Prologis’ continues to improve the sustainability of Pier 1.  In 2013 it began an energy-efficiency overhaul that will reduce grid energy consumption by 32 percent. Prologis undertook this project to …

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Move to Open-Office Plan

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The Waterfront

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The Culture

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A New Era

“The rehabilitation of the Pier 1 bulkhead and shed was a historic moment for the Port and the City of San Francisco. The remarkable preservation and transformation of a cargo shipping pier into the Port’s headquarters has been recognized with numerous architectural and preservation design awards, and has allowed the public to learn about and appreciate San Francisco’s maritime history.”

Monique Moyer
Executive Director
Port of San Francisco

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