March 26, 2013

S.F. may change transit center design for safety, cost

SAN FRANCISCO — sfexaminer.com reported that assessment of the Transbay Transit Center found that glass used on the outside of the structure would have to be significantly strengthened to meet guidelines, which include blast safety in explosions.

The additional cost would have been $7.5 million, according to Transbay Joint Powers Authority documents. However, instead of glass, authority officials will ask the project’s board of directors to approve studying the use of a perforated metal material. If approved, the change could end up saving about $17.5 million on materials and construction. For the full story, click here.

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