During the tube shutdown, Lyft and Uber prices skyrocketed up to more than $100 to get across the Bay. At 6:10 p.m. a Lyft from downtown San Francisco to Oakland City Hall was $104.96. The app-based ride-sharing service listed activity as “very busy.” … [Read more...] about Transbay Tube reopened after debris fire causes major disruption
San Francisco officials are grappling with how to mitigate the damage to retailers and restaurants, both downtown and citywide. Mayor London Breed has introduced a November ballot measure that would require city staff to process retail permit applications within 30 days, compared with the current months-long process, and allow nonprofits to open offices in ground-floor spaces in neighborhood retail districts — a tacit acknowledgment that not enough stores may return. … [Read more...] about Empty towers. Quiet streets. Struggling cafes. Will downtown San Francisco ever boom again?
At 5:57 a.m., the agency reported that an earlier wayside fire and equipment problems were causing severe hold ups for Berryessa line trains in the Richmond, Daly City, and Berryessa directions. … [Read more...] about Fire causes major delays on BART going toward Berryessa in San Jose
Models used by Stern’s firm often begin as clumps of clay pulled from butter-like sticks, cartons of which are stacked within the firm’s model shop. Clay, being supple, lends itself to the contextual nature of Stern’s work: Wooden sculpting tools can be used to notch in a mansard roof or attach a vertical bay — allowing architects and clients to consider changes on the fly. … [Read more...] about Shaping the future: Small models still play role in big-city architecture