The center will be a regional transportation hub containing more than one million square feet of space and will serve 11 transportation systems, Claire Koenig, regional manager, Santa Clara, North Bay and San Francisco, reported in a recent eletter.
Project features include:
- A 5.4-acre rooftop public park with amphitheater, gardens, trails, children’s play space, a fountain announcing train arrivals; restaurant and cafe;
- a ground-level Grand Hall, including an information center, ticket kiosks, automated ticketing and main escalators; and
- pedestrian bridges to neighboring buildings, and a gondola to transport visitors to the rooftop park from a street level plaza.
When fully complete, the center will include the San Francisco terminus of the High-Speed rail system and BART access, along with airport-like shopping, dining, and baggage areas.
Jack Adams, Turner’s construction manager on the project, conducted the two-hour tour on June 8. Thirty participants walked through the $1-billion Phase 1, slated for substantial completion in December with bus operations to commence in March, 2018.