Despite what Damon Bruce and his sources have to say, it seems the Piers 30-32 waterfront complex the Warriors have promised is still going as planned.
The Warriors announced this week that Snøhetta and AECOM have been selected as the architecture team for the new “sports and entertainment complex” on the waterfront of Piers 30-32.
Peter Guber, Co-Chairman of the Warriors had this to say of the move:
“We conducted an exhaustive search of local and global architects and designers and, in the end, we felt that the combination of Snøhetta and AECOM was the best team to design what we envision as the most state-of-the-art multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex of its kind. We want to build a venue that is not only innovative by today or tomorrow’s standards, but that will stand the test of time and befits the importance of the location. Great cities have great buildings in great locations. San Francisco is a great city.”
In addition to privately financing the complex, the Warriors have also agreed to pay for repairing the piers, a move that would cost an estimated $100 million.
Notable works by Snøhetta include the New National Opera House in Oslo, the National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State and the recent expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
(Google them, they’re pretty cool)
AECOM brings about technical expertise and creative achievement through multiple clients around the world. They are ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2011 Top 500 Design Firms’ rankings and for four consecutive years, Newsweek included AECOM on its U.S. Companies Green Rankings list.