Wrecking balls — a voyeuristic freebie, providing guilt-free observation of raw destruction. Today, big metal ball met concrete and steel when the 71-year-old Transbay Terminal in San Francisco got the ole treatment. Watch a video by KQED’s Mina Kim.

A new terminal, the San Francisco Transbay Transit Center, is scheduled to open in 2017. Here’s a video overview on the proposed new terminal.

For the nostalgically inclined, you can check out photos of the old terminal on Flickr.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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