Thursday, July 23, 2015

Remember Candlestick Park?

San Francisco Examiner/Laura Dudnick, 7/22/15. "Candlestick Park tear-down nearly complete, next phase will bring big changes."

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished since demolition companied tend to leave one landmark intil the very end and then bring down the final piece as a ceremonial end to the structure being demolished. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Candlestick Park gone
Candlestick Park is nearly 90 percent demolished as crews make way for new housing, a hotel, a movie theater and shopping center at the site of the former Giants and 49ers stadium.

Kofi Bonner, president of Lennar Urban, the development giant in charge of the nearly $4 billion project at Candlestick Point said demolition, which began in early February, is “pretty much on schedule.” Lennar is also developing the nearby Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island.

....  Plans for the site include the creation of 1,500 homes, more than 750,000 square feet of retail space, a movie theater, a grocery store, a performance venue, a 2,900-space parking garage and a 220-room hotel. Rebuilding of the Alice Griffith public housing complex is also underway. ... The first phase of construction, including the shopping complex, is anticipated to to be complete in late 2017 or early 2018.  Read article.

Related -  For Fix Pacifica article reprints, search "Candlestick Park.  Note photograph by Mike Koozmin from the San Francisco Examiner article above.  

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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