KT properties has not released any sort of architectural drawing yet, but based on how Axis and the final design of One South turned out... I have high hopes that the buildings will look impressive. They did mention that they could have done one giant building but opted to go with two to add more texture to the skyline. Thankfully the buildings will not be identical like many towers Downtown, but they will have similarities. Also both towers will be towards the north of the lot to minimize visual impact around the historic Fallon House.
The reason for their current apoplexy? A planned residential tower and Mexican Museum at 706 Mission Street which is most definitely going to block their Bay views. But the ballot initiative they're threatening would force all developers of buildings over forty feet tall that might cast a shadow on a park to get approval by voter ballot to build. But they don't actually give a shit about shadows and parks, you see.
Currently, under the 1984 "sunlight ordinance" that was voted in as Proposition K, the Planning Commission can decide if buildings over 40 feet cast shadows that are "insignificant" on city parks.
We're not sure if a majority of the current voting public of San Francisco would vote for height, or for shadow-free parks, but we'd vote for height!
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What’s featured in this 19 million square foot space, you ask? Just a couple five-star hotels, a little shopping village, some office space, an ice rink, a 14-screen IMAX Theatre, and a waterpark/resort called Paradise Island – the usual.