34th America's Cup in SF

San Francisco will be hosting  the 34th America’s Cup yacht race with an epic new amphitheater set on the bay. Proposed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects, the proposal suggests the transformation of dilapidated piers 30-32 at the foot of Bryant Street and Pier 50 south of the ballpark into a striking bay front amphitheater and sailing showplace.,  In addition to renovating this part of the city, the project boasts an array of sustainable design features such as rainwater harvesting and a huge sail-like canopy covered in solar cells, making it the most environmentally friendly race on record.

Here are a few images of the amazing renderings by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architecs:

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