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cantonese and i want to talk freely in english but the limited in english so i - in english. since mayor lee it's a great to be here today to mark the beginning of our first promise in north america. we're excited to be working with this company. and proud to be part of a economic project san francisco and the bay area is perfect place because it's all about
diversity about innovation of the community. all our values they for almost thirty years. is the president for the organization process providing a mile people from northern areas for every year. the construction title will have phase up people will ask for a better communities and civil societies. it's to learn some art of our
zone and to learn for different things. for much more it is special and economical context. not just from the great - from our local communities. we're also here with international past. they start more of them there's a hundred of them every year. all can be great opportunities for international interests in chinese organization. we looking for to get into partnership and hopefully, this
experience will begin to share they'll help us build a better communities for china and for people. thanks (clapping) >> thank you, chairman wong. it's with great pleasure i get to introduce ed lee. i've known ed for a long time. i met him when he had a map on infinity and he was the chief operating office and find out how to get the map through the process more quibble ed is completely devoted to making this city run smoothly and he as a business professional operating in this town and as i resident raising a
family in this town i'm incredibly proud to have him >> welcome to 201 folsom street. pretty soon you're going to say crane 1 and 2 in the heart of those two towers. it's this partnership that truly represents another great solid foundation for confident building in this city. it's carl what i wanted to side in all my years working for city government especially in the last year's where the economy was hard to deal with bringing back investment conversations
especially international confidence in san francisco. i am here that this partnership takes place here and i want to say to dharm wong that pretty soon when the top floors done i've asked permission that we all toast with that floor is done that all of us can view at the top this high-level of standard of living in san francisco that we have but also celebrate the views that will be the views you you've seen twice on top of mt. everywhere
reiterate. it's a pretty special day. and for this to take place in the heart of our city where the hard work of our planning department through john ram and the commission and all of the staff has been working hard to make sure that high quality of housing takes place right at the center where we're building translation walking distances to at&t park. whether it is the walking distance to the new arena that will be on the waterfront hopefully in a few years. the resident of those two towers stephanie up 42 floors on one and maybe 48 floors and 6
hundred 5 residential units they're going to be snatched up even faster. and if all of you were around in 2009 you would have known from all the real estate observers around the country the infiniti was the one to go so fast so i think that's why we can't wait to be in partnership. the wonderful restaurants and amenities for that living. it couldn't be done without of the planning of this whole area together. and it will be right down the block from grand central west the place that will be the biggest building west of mississippi where high-speed
rail will be there so transportation can bring all of the people
from all over california to compliment the style of those two towers arrest i'm looking forward of seeing the design and the architect terry. i'm trying to not miss pronounce that name. but i will say too it's more meaningful to have partner particle from china. that's meaningful to me it will represent our future in tourism in the enlightened challenge of
students and there the leadership will open up a lot of conversations with our businesses and
argue resident in china to compliment what's going on in san francisco. i can't wait to see those up and in 2015 will be here how we work with all our agencies the particular reason to the d b i and the oothsz other agencies to make sure we compliment not only great transportation and neighborhoods this will be so inspiring for the rest of the country. congratulations to the partnership with china and also carl thank you for being such a great partner.
you were there when the city was so successful and thank you to our new partners. we're going to continue to roll out those relationships and for china and the u.s. to invest together we make a statement the businesses will have a stronger relationship for all the world to see. thank you very much (clapping) >> thank you, mayor lee. the residents and amenities of 201 folsom street will be warm and modern light filled spaces that show the lights of the city and it's landmarks. it's to be a vibrant community in downtown san francisco where we meet the waterfront.
this new community will be called - >> all right. (clapping) in whining a corn stor stone are a foundation stone are a tradition at every new development they're to bring a blessing and good luck and prosperity. to commemorate that event this foundation stone will be laid on the site (clapping) lumina begins construction and the sales center will be opened in 2014 and we hope to move the
first people ♪ the summer of 2015. this copy choose the project to create lumina. we wanted lumina to work with and compliment infinity which horrify we look forward to him bringing his vision to a new higher standard in san francisco. it's with great pleasure i get to introduce this gentleman (clapping) >> thank you very much. all of you. when i was asked to do this project i had to always think of
my own inaccurate door neighbor that was the first high-rise in san francisco that broke the rectangle of shapes that did hug the streets. i choose to do that when i think of san francisco i think p of the city on the bay where shapes used to come and still come from all over the world where people sale but it's difficult to do a design for the next generation of a building and that's what i tried to do here because there were some features that made infinity successful the curvature panoramic views along
the sweeping kufrz of the neighborhood. that was more romantic picturesque and had formed. in looking at this design we sought to capitalize on those things but still do something that was different. but this building a new one we've designed is instead a series of glass place of residence that are rotating about the building and as they climb to the top they reach the top to create a crown while the base is a creative rectangle.
at the same time each time this creates a corner view that looks out to the skyline and bay of the city. it's important to see where those two towers sit. first their shifted so they don't face each other. there are soft shapes that actually avoid each other and create a large distance between the towers. they sit on a green roof a new park in the sky that creates a setting that looks down to the park. this poumd that holds this park is surround by additional units that are the more urban units
that follow the guy try of the downtown area. and in the center of this new garden there's a multiple level clubhouse imagine around the vertical spice where there's a swooim pool and it's surrounding it and around it are a series of amenity spaces for the resident. light filters from the top of this garden so it creates a heart of the edge of the residential but still faces the street. so ex-what is it it distinguishes the building. it translates into lots of lights inside the unit.
today is majority opinion in the perry case where i live by chief justice roberts and held at the u.s. constitution which governs the appeal to parties that suffer an injury. at the a leaves in place that the fundamental marriage reporters for same sex partners in california have's violated their rights.
this has no place in california but the proponents my office is prepared to litigate cabins any delay equal it for all medical examiners. this is what we've been fighting for in san francisco over the course of 9 years. we've been honored to stand next to the american foundation for equal rights and kate jones and led by ted olsen and they did an absolutely we have job and with the legal team. the marriage of equal it
movement started in massachusetts by when gaffe convenient took on this structural. it's been a long struggle and we're glad it once in a while we'll have the equal marriage here. with that i'll be happy to answer any questions the media has. (clapping) >> the opinion that is there any indication of the courts. >> we did a quick search of the opinion and there's nothing indicated that they would limit the scope of the injunction.
first of all, san francisco was a party so we're bound by the scope of that injunction. he was clear to say that county clerks and others authorizing under the state registrar were bound by the terms of the injunction. the california destruct said that the county clerks for the purposes must act under the authority of the state. it's pretty clear that is statewide and we saw nothing in the supreme courts opinion that it was limited.
they will have about 25 days to filed a petition then it will take a couple of days after that so we anticipate it will be about a month for licenses to be issued. any other questions? >> it's a tremendous victory. we've been fighting this battle for 9 years. we argued early on that the proponents had no stand and this restores equal it. it's a movement and the supreme court made it clear today, we'll have marriage restored here in california and that's good for thousands and thousands of
cancels. we look forward to seeing marriage took place here in california. i want to point out we had a great ruling so this is a wonderful day for the marriage equality. we look forward to make sure that marriage marmgz is restored here in california we continue this battle. and that political debate that changes in the hearts and minds of people in the california ruling we're very, very glad. thanks so much
without that we can't survive. volunteering is really important because we can't do this. it's important to understand and a concept of learning how to take care of this park. we have almost a 160 acres in the district 10 area. >> it's fun to come out here. >> we have a park. it's better to take some of the stuff off the fences so people can look at the park. >> the street, every time, our friends.
>> i think everybody should give back. we are very fortunate. we are successful with the company and it's time to give back. it's a great place for us. the weather is nice. no rain. beautiful san francisco. >> it's a great way to be able to have fun and give back and walk away with a great feeling. for more opportunities we have volunteering every single day of the week. get in touch with the parks and recreation center so come