The Moscone Center expansion and renovations are expected to drive a record-breaking year for the biggest convention center in the Bay Area. The two-block complex is part of a large redevelopment that boasts the city’s highest concentration of cultural institutions such as SFMOMA, the Yerba Buena Gardens, and surrounding hotels, businesses, and residences. This exciting CMG project brings community and public realm benefits to an important cultural and economic asset.
With a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019, the public realm design work will be accessible to all, including; improved sidewalks, gardens and playgrounds, a new plaza associated with the existing carousel, better pedestrian connectivity via midblock paseos, and The Garden (West) Bridge, a public access bridge connecting the Yerba Buena Gardens on either side of Howard Street.
Sustainability is high on the list of expansion achievements. Designed to be zero-emission, LEED Platinum certified building, the Moscone Center will have the largest rooftop solar array on any building in San Francisco, generating up to 19.4 percent of the building’s energy needs. Additionally, the center will be net-positive on water with 15 million gallons of ground and rain water treated onsite annually and re-used for restrooms, watering green spaces, as well as for street-cleaning.
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