I love ruins. They tell the otherwise untold. Be it a story of destruction of the haughty by an Almighty Power or the simple exposition of how the ancients lived and built, the ruins of the past say it all. Modern man struggles with the art of “building” in the sense that gives it a purpose larger than life,Continue Reading What Ruins Tell
San Francisco Bay Area
Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a bill that will fund improvements to the Port of San Francisco.
Assembly Bill 664 clears the way for the upgrades to be made in time for the city to host the 2013 America’s Cup yacht race, according to a news release. The event is thought of Continue Reading Port of San Francisco to be Readied for Premiere Yacht Race
According to a notice from the California High Speed Rail Authority: “The San Jose to Merced High-Speed Train Section Project Team is holding a fourth round of community workshops to Continue Reading Cal High Speed Rail Workshop: San Jose to Merced
The 10 mile extension is planned to go from the Pittsburgh-Bay Point station to a terminus near Hillcrest Avenue and Highway 4 has been delayed for an estimated year. It is now expected to be completed byContinue Reading eBART Extension Delayed
The museum had a community open house Thursday to unveil the design for the planned facility to the public, according to a press release.Continue Reading Plan for New Berkeley Art Museum Unveiled
The honorees include rehabilitation and restoration projects from San Diego, San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Pasadena among other cities.Continue Reading California Restoration and Rehabilitation Projects to be Honored
The Apple HQ campus – both the current campus and the proposed new campus (even more so) hark back to the car oriented gated community suburban sprawl and corporate industrial park development of the 60s and 70s, argues L.A. Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne in Critic’s Notebook: Apple’s new campus will be a retrograde cocoon. Continue Reading Apple Campus Not So Cutting Edge
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) this month started work on an asbestos removal project at its Powell Street station.
The project includes taking away fireproofing material on steel beams installed when the station was constructed almost 40 years ago, according to the BART website.
In an essay recently published in the New York Times, Economist correspondent and author Ryan Avent argues that Denser Cities mean more and better paying jobs. The opinion piece is entitled One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities, and is adapted from his Kindle “Single,” The Gated City. Continue Reading More Density More & Better Jobs; But NIMBIES the Cause of the Exodus?
Many people applaud the foresight of regional governments for addressing climate change and quality of life through strategic planning. Others, including the East Bay Tea Party, are crying foul. Does this group represent another shade of “Not In My Back Yard” (NIMBYism), or an indication that regional planning is poorly understood by many of the people it affects?Continue Reading Strategic regional planning? Others see “Green Tyranny”