The Transbay Transit Center: Breaking New Ground in Urban Geotechnics

by Stephen McLandrich, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Geotechnical Engineer; Arup, San Francisco, CA,,
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Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pg. 22-26

Document Type: Feature article


A building boom centered around the construction of the new Transbay Transit Center (TTC) is transforming the South of Market neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, newly dubbed the Transbay District, and creating some interesting geotechnical challenges in both design and construction. The new transportation facility is a $4 billion project that will connect and serve 11 regional transit systems, including the future high-speed rail to Los Angeles. In addition to the terminal, a new transportation-focused neighborhood is being created, offering both residential and commercial space as well as parks and shops.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Public transportation | Transportation management | Residential location | Geotechnical engineering | Building design | Urban areas


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