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Artist's impression of an aerial view of the new Treasure Island development

The Treasure Island development is a large residential, commercial, and retail development proposed for construction on Treasure Island, an artificial island located in San Francisco Bay and within the city limits of San Francisco, California. The complex is planned to contain five skyscrapers taller than 40 stories, with the tallest skyscraper being 650 feet (198 m) tall with 60 stories.[A][1]

In addition, the plan includes multiple high-rise buildings.[2] No height figures have been released for the other four of the skyscrapers. Currently, this plan has received preliminary approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Groundbreaking, scheduled for 2009, was delayed by the need to convey ownership from the United States Navy.[3][4]

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Design

Each building in the complex was designed by the renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Along with the five LEED-certified green skyscrapers, the new development would contain a 275 acres (1.113 km2) Great Park, a 20 acres (0.081 km2) organic farm, a wind farm, a new ferry terminal, and 3 distinct residential neighborhoods.[2] The project is notable for being one of the largest developments in San Francisco history, and also one of the most prominent current urban re-developments in the United States.[2]

The Treasure Island development is being designed as a model of a sustainable community.[2] The use of a parking system and the close proximity of each residential neighborhood to the ferry terminal is designed to encourage car-free living on the island.[2] The project is scheduled to be completely finished by 2022, but residents will likely be able to start moving to the island by 2013.[2][3]

Buildings in the development

Name Floors
Sun Tower 60
Treasure Island Tower I 40
Treasure Island Tower II 40
Treasure Island Tower III 40
Treasure Island Tower IV 40

See also

Notes

A. ^ Building is said to be somewhere between 450 feet (137 m) and 650 feet (198 m). Source.

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