In that time, the
Now, the architect Norman Foster ... has been chosen by Larry A. Silverstein to design the second largest office tower on the site...
And there are still no guidelines.
In a recent piece I wrote about the Transbay Terminal (or the "Grand Central of the West") in
The [Transbay Terminal and accompanying tower] competition, guided by conceptual designs unveiled on Dec. 19, is a result of … the adoption of a high-density master plan, devised by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, to redevelop the surrounding 40 acres and provide much of the financing for the terminal and tower. In other words, years of planning, coalition building, and financial structuring were done before the public’s imagination was dazzled by star-studded architecture.