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Scenes of the City: the Bay Bridge's Final Piece

Last Friday, the final piece of the new Bay Bridge was laid (it weighed two million pounds). It marks the completion of the largest structure of its kind anywhere in the world. The new Bay Bridge is scheduled to open in 2013, so don't start revving your engines just yet.

Treasure Island Gets The Wind Knocked Out Via New Grid System

We keep hearing news regarding Treasure Island's green redevelopment, which will include 6,000 new housing units and a ferry building featuring shops and restaurants in the same vein as ours here in the city. Now we get to see a mock-up aerial view of the island showing the planned orientation of the streets, with a grid angled at 68 degrees in order to block strong gusts of wind (hmm, wish they'd thought of that when planning the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods). Plan developments also include a Telegraph Hill-like area, with townhomes up the sides and a park on top, and use of only a quarter of the island's 400 acres.

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