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America’s Cup: Bye Bye to views along Embarcadero?

Monday, August 22, 2011

imageNow that the manufactured hoopla over San Francisco’s landing the 2013 America’s Cup has given way to reality, the fine print looks a lot less appealing. The Chronicle’s John King offers the latest case in point with respect to Larry Ellison and fellow organizers’ efforts to transform a big chunk of the Embarcadero waterfront into a view-blocking floating parking lot for yachts belonging to the rich and famous:
Nor does the imposition end there. If the basin alongside Rincon Park requires dredging to accommodate a class of ships where size most emphatically matters, regatta organizers have the option to turn the basin into a commercial marina. Today's wide-open views might never return.
Noted: You can read the America’s Cup draft environmental report here.
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