Information on the history, location, and other interesting facts about the Embarcadero Center.greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
I need information on the history, location, and the of the Embarcadero. Please send it to me soon because I have a report do soon. I would appreciate it if you could send it to me by tomorrow. Thankyou.
-- Christian Genese (GerbilSkater@compuserve.com), January 02, 2002
You can find the history of the center here:
And you can research the architects, John Portman & Associates, here:
Using “Embarcadero Center” + history in google will net you a lot of reference sites, including some about the ships that were dug up during the construction. The center itself is wonderful to wander through, beautifully designed and full of really good shops and restaurants.
The center was built on what were sites of warehouses, marine and industrial buildings. Some of the survivors, lovely brick buildings, can be seen in Jackson Square. The sad part was that the sites were bought up for just about nothing in the late 60s. By 1971 (when the first center building opened) land values had skyrocketed. Bet a lot of people wished they’d held out for ground leases (a few families in San Francisco are still living off the ground lease income from Maiden Lane ….). But that’s the way business goes.
-- Miss Rosa (email@example.com), January 03, 2002.
Wow i googled myself and i found this from two years ago...weird.
-- Christian Genese (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2004.