Articles by Andrew Nelson

Palo Alto Public Safety Building aerial view, rendering by Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture

Construction Underway for Palo Alto Public Safety Building at 250 Sherman Avenue

Construction work has been making progress for the new Palo Alto Public Safety Building at 250 Sherman Avenue in Palo Alto’s Evergreen Park neighborhood. Groundbreaking occurred in June of this year, replacing downtown surface parking with a three-story municipal office building for the Santa Clara County city. The building will function as a police station and administration office for the fire and police departments.

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One Rincon Hill with The Harrison in the background, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 9: One Rincon Hill at 425 1st Street, SoMa, San Francisco

The ninth tallest tower in the Bay Area planned or built is One Rincon Hill, one of the tallest fully residential buildings west of the Mississippi River. Finished in 2008, the 641-foot tower led the procession of construction that now defines Rincon Hill and the southern portion of San Francisco’s SoMa skyline overlooking the Bay Bridge. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the project architect.

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