The transit center is being called the “Grand Central Station of the West” and will be a hub for public transportation for commuters from all areas of the bay, and will also provide housing, shops and cultural parks. The project hopes to solve the growing need to combat congestion while conserving the limited space the city has on hand.
But the important part – it’s GREEN.
Designed with a modern flare, it will have beautiful glass towers, a massive 5.5 acre public park as its roof, and will feature sustainability in its construction and use, including smart use of space, high-performance glazed glass with passive solar shading, wind turbines, geothermal heating and cooling, and gray water recycling. Construction is scheduled to begin this year, and will hopefully be completed by 2014. With an existent need to fill green jobs, this project will hopefully also help build new skill sets for construction workers and companies, boosting greener construction in the long term.
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written by lisa, June 03, 2008
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