Our new campus on San Franciscos Embarcadero encompasses two historic waterfront structures: Pier 17, built in 1912, and Pier 15, built in 1915, with a major renovation in 1931. We are not replacing these landmark buildings, but bringing them to life once again.
We began that transformation at Pier 15, which will open to the public in spring 2013. Development of Pier 17 will follow, allowing space for future growth. The one new structure on the sitethe glass-and-steel Bay Observatorywill provide a transparent lens on the waterfront, offering a contemporary counterpoint to the historic surroundings.
When were done, our aim is to have a LEED Gold, net-zero-energy facility with features that push the envelope of green technology and environmental awareness.