San Francisco (CA) Floating Fire Station Nears Completion

Courtesy Shah Kawasaki Architects

A two-story, 14,800 sq ft fire station being built on water will soon be operational in San Francisco, reports ASCE.

The city posted to the Public Works’ website, “The new Fireboat Station No. 35 at Pier 22 1/2will be a two-story, 15,000+ sq. ft. fireboat station behind the existing fireboat house. The fireboat house is a San Francisco Landmark, and will continue to function as Engine Company No. 35.  The new structure will be built on top of a steel float and anchored by four guide piles. This will allow the new fireboat station to rise and fall with the natural tide of the Bay, King Tides and projected Sea Level Rise. San Francisco Fire Department’s three fireboats and rescue watercraft will be moored at the new floating facility.  The existing dilapidated Piers 22 1/2 and 24 will be demolished. 

Funding for this project is provided by the Earthquake Safety and Emergency Response (ESER) bond, which passed with 79 percent approval of San Francisco voters in June 2014.”

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