America's Cup 2013:
Early Concepts for San Francisco


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Early San Francisco Event Concepts
As proposed by the City



Below are some images that were sourced and proposed by the City of San Francisco during initial discussions with the America's Cup organizers to host the 2013 event.  Early attention was focused on the waterfront south of the Oakland Bay Bridge, but during the approval process, the city's support shifted to the northern waterfront area. The San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, LLP, worked on these initial concepts, though later work shifted to other design firms.
 


Early proposal shown by the city concentrated activity on the southern waterfront, anchored by a dramatic signature structure for the America's Cup Village on Piers 30-32, seen here.
Image:2010 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP.
 


Plan of southern waterfront venue. Click image to enlarge and see details. Image:2010 CupInfo
 


Alternate concept for signature America's Cup Village structure on Piers 30-32.
Image:2010 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP.



Alternate concept for signature America's Cup Village structure on Piers 30-32.
Image:2010 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP.



Aerial view of early event plan concept.  Primary public areas shown above.
Image:2010 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP.



Aerial view of early event plan concept.  Support and administration uses would have been based south of the China Basin, along with the team bases and some public access.
Image:2010 Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP.

In November and December 2010, attention turned to the northern waterfront alternative.


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