Architectural Space Frames San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center



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Architectural Space Frames Define Distinctive Look of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

Architectural Space Frames Define Distinctive Look of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

The highly anticipated Transbay Transit Center is preparing to open this summer; however, the 1,500-foot-long structure would look quite different if not for the use of architectural space frames.

One of the distinguishing features of the new multimodal transit center is its intricate awning, which spans approximately 3,000 feet in length, soars 44 feet high, and wraps the four-block perimeter of the complex. The modern, decorative structure was designed by architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli with collaboration from mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose and brought to life in part by DSI Spaceframes.

As the nation’s leading source for space frames, DSI Spaceframes provides complete design and fabrication services—consultation, engineering, manufacturing, and installation—for complex and ornamental architectural applications.

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