From Inside Transbay Terminal (updates)
Photo by Telstar Logistics
Update (August 4, 7:36 a.m.): Chris Roberts has a nice gallery and story up about the Transbay Terminal over at SF Appeal.
Update (August 3, 12:20 p.m.): California Beat has a great article detailing the history of the terminal, along with more awesome photos.
The building will soon be demolished to make room for a high rise and high-speed rail station. In the mean time, you’ve got to check out the photos from the last official tour of the Transbay Terminal.
Check out those antique Corn Flakes, all those goddam payphones, the bar set with Martini glasses and a shaker or two, a drunk tank (no comment), all from the set taken by the talented Telstar Logistics, who also took the photograph above.
Photo by Troy Holden
The reason for the Transbay Terminal’s demolition (set for some time between Oct. 1 and Dec. 28 this year) is the construction of new, 21-century-ready transit center, to be located on the same footprint as this building. City, state, and federal governments (and some transit activists) hope this new building will usher in a new era of public transportation (note the rebranding, from terminal to center). Learn more about the upcoming Transbay Transit Center (including info on the temporary terminal).
If you have photographs or memories or (even better) stories of the Transbay Terminal, tell us all about it before the building goes down. We’re all ears.