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.

Transbay Terminal Gets Wrecking Ball 3 December,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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