|Rana Creek, the California-based company specializing in habitat restoration and regenerative design, announced their win as the Lead Ecologist for the 5.4 acre park to sit atop the new state-of-the-art Transbay Terminal Center in San Francisco in late September, 2007. The Transbay Terminal Center and Tower will stand 70- feet-tall and stretch from Beale Street to Second Street. The structure will house commuter buses from around the area and provide the region with 5.4 acres of green space. The Press Release (see below) states, "The team was awarded the contract to construct a "living roof" over two competing proposals submitted during the Transbay Terminal Center Competition.|
Paul Kephart, Executive Director of Rana Creek stated, "Rana Creek's design will promote extensive energy savings for the Transbay Terminal Center as well as provide thriving habitats for Bay Area native plant and wildlife populations threatened by urban development. Not only will this green roof provide the people of San Francisco with a much needed public park, it will protect the endangered species, such as the Bay checkerspot butterfly, that have all but disappeared from this urban area."
|The name of the 5.4-acre rooftop park on top of the Transit Center will be ?City Park,? which will include an open air amphitheatre, gardens, a trail for running/walking, open grass areas for picnics, lily ponds and more. Designed to house more than six native plant communities, the Transbay Terminal Center's green roof will feature bodies of water, statuesque trees and an urban park dedicated to sustainability. The project will treat all water from the neighboring 82-story Transbay Terminal Tower as well as filter and process the exhaust from the below railways. Kinetic fountains powered by the bus movement will aerate the water for the rooftop wetlands. In order to create the most ecologically functional green roof, Rana Creek will use native plant communities, such as grasslands, that survive in similar bioregional conditions. The green roof build-up system will consist of a root barrier and water drainage system.|
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|Visit the Transbay Transit Center . See the JRJ.com Press Release of 9.28.07 here, and learn about Rana Creek in The Greenroof Directory here.|
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