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Francisco Park's World-class stormwater catchment system 

August 2021

After the Storm: How San Francisco utilizes rainwater. Read how Francisco Park's stormwater capture will store 500,000 gallons of water - enough to irrigate most of the park sustainably.

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SF to Break Ground on Most Expensive Park in City History
 

June 2021

Enter stage left - India Basin Park, which will transform lot in SF's  Bayview area into a centerpiece of a chain of parks and easements linking 1.7 miles of southeastern shoreline and 64 acres of open space. The project has been in the planning stages for at least 10 years and is budgeted at $140 million, the largest for a city park project, ever. MCK has been providing estimating services on the project. 

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Local Park Boosters Eye the Finish Line

 

November 2018

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It is a sunny day atop Russian Hill. From this quiet perch, the city spills in colorful patterns to the waterfront, where piers stretch out fingerlike toward Alcatraz and the misty hills beyond. It’s worth noting, says Launce Gamble, that there tend to be at least a few more sunny days in Russian Hill than some other places in the city..."

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Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project


 

December 2016

Mention of the San Andreas Fault can send a trickle of dread down the spines of many Californians. Running hundreds of miles across California, this fault looms as an increasingly present threat of a massive earthquake. Alternatively, its presence is a reminder to proactively face such a disaster. Upgrades like the Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project (PPSU) strengthen the northern San Francisco Peninsula’s earthquake readiness.

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Say Hello to Francisco Park

 

July 2018

The unused Francisco Reservoir site in Russian Hill is a 4.2-acre site that has been left neglected for the past 70 years. Now, the City of San Francisco has given the community a unique opportunity to transform this site into a brand new public park overlooking some of the most famous scenery in the world. We invite you to become a part of this amazing project.

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Remodeled Nixon Galleries to Open Oct. 14

January  2016

The $15 million renovation of the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum’s galleries will be ready for the public to see on Oct. 14, it was announced over the weekend at a ceremony celebrating what would have been the former president’s 103rd birthday.

 

President Richard Nixon’s grandson, Christopher Nixon Cox, and his brother, Edward Nixon, attended the event to kick off construction of the new galleries and announce the opening.

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Five Surprising Facts About the Transbay Terminal Construction Site

December 2015

When it’s finished, the Transbay Terminal will be a hub for 11 public transit systems – from Muni to AC Transit to California High Speed Rail – connecting people from all around the state. It’s being touted as the future “Grand Central of the West”. But right now, it’s a big hole in the ground – one that people have to travel around, rather than through.

 

Construction began in 2010. And for those who pass by it everyday, it can start to seem like just another part of the messy backdrop of urban life. I wanted to find out what’s going on behind all of that safety fencing and equipment, so I headed to the site to find five surprising facts about it.

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Foster City Levee Project Making Progress
 

August 2021

"The Foster City levee improvement project to protect homes and infrastructure from rising sea levels is proceeding on schedule and making good progress, with Bowditch Middle School student dropoff plans facing changes due to construction.

City Manager Peter Pirnejad said construction teams had made significant progress in the last two months, and the city was happy with the project timeline..."

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November 2020

The San Francisco International Airport

 announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has been honored nationally for its collaboration construction approach. In their 2020 Awards, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recognized the Grand Hyatt at SFO with a National Award of Excellence in the “Commercial/Office” category. 

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SF Parks Commission Gives Go-Ahead to New Francisco Park on Russian Hill

March 2018

San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Commission approved design plans to transform the long-abandoned Francisco Reservoir on Russian Hill into a new park by a 6-1 vote Thursday.

  

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Nixon Library Opening Ceremony for

Re-Imagined Galleries Draws Dignitaries, Crowds

October 2016

YORBA LINDA – A year in the making, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum has been reborn.

 

And so too, perhaps, has its legacy: from staid and stodgy to hip and incisive. The presidential library is, its patrons and officials hope, ready to engage and inform future generations of visitors about one of the most complex leaders in American history.

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Transbay District Hits Milestone in Massive Construction Project
 

January 2016

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The centerpiece of a new San Francisco neighborhood is now one step closer to completion.

Only ABC7 News was there when crews hit a major milestone. High above Beale and Mission streets in San Francisco, a crane lifted a final beam into place.

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Construction Begins on Renovated Nixon Library
 

January  2016

Construction is scheduled to begin today on a new Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum at the current site in Yorba Linda, coinciding with the 103rd anniversary of his birth.

Christopher Cox, a grandson of Nixon, and the 37th president’s 85-year- brother Edward were scheduled to begin the construction this morning.

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New On-Airport Grand Hyatt for SFO

 

December 2015

The new 351-room, on-airport hotel at San Francisco International Airport will be a Grand Hyatt.

 

The four-star hotel will be located on airport grounds near the International Terminal, Boarding Area A parking deck will be connected to all terminals via the airport AirTrain system.

 

The expected opening date is mid-2019, according to SFO.

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Central Subway Testing Trains - KTVU News
 

August 2021

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is now testing Muni trains in the yet-to-be completed Central Subway Project. MCK has provided over a dozen roles for the project during its duration.

 

 

 

 

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New Russian Hill park  opening in 2021

 

August 2020

Read more from SF Examiner, details of Francisco Park opening. The historical landmark, which is located in what would've been some of the city's most prime real estate will instead be a beautiful stopping point for runners, passersbys and tourists near Fisherman's Wharf. 

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Construction Begins on Luxury Hotel at SFO

 

June 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) --

Sleeping at the airport is no fun, but soon travelers who need to spend the night at SFO can do so in a luxury hotel.


A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for a new 351-room Grand Hyatt hotel located directly at the airport.

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Richard Nixon Presidential Library Reopens After Renovation
 

October 2016

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger enters an exhibit in the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda where guests can pose with a life-size backdrop of Nixon in front of the Great Wall of China.

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After Long Delays, S.F.'s Transbay Transit Center Retail Plans Creep Forward 

January  2016

The agency in charge of San Francisco’s $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center project is expected in February to seek a private operator to manage the multimodal terminal's massive retail space, more than a year later than expected.

 

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority board plans to issue the RFP for a retail manager after its Feb. 11 meeting — more than a year after it first announced details about the retail portion of the project.

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Dolores Park, with spiffy new look, reopens next week in S.F.

January  2016

First the bulldozers came for the playground, then the north and south sides of Dolores Park. Chain-link fences choked the lawn, moving with each phase of construction.

But they’re finally coming down for good. Dolores Park, one of San Francisco’s most popular destinations, will fully reopen Thursday after a nearly two-year, $20.5 million renovation.

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Artist's Dreamy Watercolors Make San Francisco Construction Beautiful

April 2016

One-time tech illustrator is illustrating development's effect on city

Is development a beautiful thing? Depends on the medium you are viewing.

Local artist Laurie Wigham’s rippling watercolors and sketches of construction sites all over San Francisco, many now on display at Spark Arts in the Castro through April 28 in an exhibition titled The Changing City, certainly do lend a dreamy quality to the normally rough-hewn acts of digging, riveting, and welding new city landmarks.