the Bay Area —
Building the Bay Area showcases the Greater Bay Area's
built landscape and its evolution since the end of
World War II. The recently completed building boom
that began in the 1950s sparked the retrospective.
who are experts in journalism, history, architecture
and construction contributed to Building the Bay
Area. As pointed out by Andrew J. Ball, Craig
W. Hartman, John McClure, Stephen Suzman and Alexander
Wu, there have been dramatic changes in the structural
designs and the types of materials used in construction.
Charles in the structural designs and the types of
materials used in construction.
writers focus on five distinct regions: San Francisco,
the Peninsula, the South Bay, East Bay and North Bay.
Through words and photographs, key developmental issues
are explored and brought to life for the reader. A
historical compilation, Building the Bay Area
examines the people and companies involved in the
topographic evolution of the Greater Bay Area.