...In essence, the goal is to make Moscone Center engage the city and its surroundings. The corner not only showcases the escalators, it places them behind ultra-clear glass. There’s a spacious corner terrace as well as the long one above. When the expansion is complete, a "paseo" from Third Street will offer a pedestrian path to the expansive children’s playgrounds on the interior of the block.
"We wanted to turn everything inside out, activate every edge we could any way we could," said architect Mark Cavagnero, whose firm was associate architect to the lead designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. "The original was such a bunker."