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Transbay Transit Center, City Park, San Francisco, CA

Client:  Transbay Powers Authority

Team:  Pelli Clarke Pelli, Peter Walker & Partners, Halcyon Ltd.

We recently worked on the The Transbay Transit Center where KBE did the programming plan for the rooftop park - City Park.  The Transbay Transit Project is a visionary transportation and housing project that transforms downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional transportation system by creating a “Grand Central Station of the West” in the heart of a new transit-friendly neighborhood. The $4 billion project will replace the current Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets in San Francisco with a modern regional transit hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transit systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit and future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.  

Beale Street Landing, Memphis, TN

Client:  Riverfront Development Corp.

Team:  RTN Architects, Bounds and Gillespie Architects

Beale Street Landing is a six-acre waterfront park at the foot of Beale Street, a major tourist attraction, legendary for being where the blues was born. The unusual design, featuring three plazas in the shape of guitar picks, elevated so as to meet the demands of the rising water levels of the Mississippi, was created by RCN, winner of the international design competition for Beale Street Landing.

Attracting people to a new waterfront location is the challenge given to KBE by the Riverfront Development Corporation. After extensive interviews and workshops with local residents and heads of Memphis cultural organizations, we have developed an activation plan that combines informal daily activities with seasonal festivals and special events. Currently, we are working out a management structure and will be providing our client with an economic analysis and revenue recommendations for the project.