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More than 1,000 members of the Bay Area labor community gathered for the annual Moose Feed luncheon, held Dec. 12 in the Grand Ballroom of the San Francisco Hilton and Towers.

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City Moves One Step Closer to a ‘Grand Central Station of the West’

The first pieces of the steel superstructure for the Transbay Transit Center are now rising above ground. Crews of ironworkers with subcontractor Skanska USA Civil Inc. began erecting steel for the above-ground floors of the new five-story Transit Center in early November. Representatives from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), construction workers and elected officials celebrated the milestone with an event on Nov. 7.

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Anvil builds off veteran’s vision, commitment

By Allison Fazio

Hien Manh Tran served as a field sergeant in the U.S. Army, won a Purple Heart Medallion for his service in Iraq, and most recently founded Anvil Builders Inc., a successful and rapidly growing building and engineering company in San Francisco.

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From Interest Rates to Infrastructure, Impact on the Building Trades Remains to be Seen

By Paul Burton, Contributing Writer

With Republicans gaining eight seats in the United States Senate and now holding majorities in both houses of Congress, there is speculation about how the party’s economic policies will impact development, construction and housing. The Republican Congress’s economic agenda focuses on reducing corporate tax rates, passing a balanced budget amendment to rein in deficit spending, curbing regulations and raising interest rates through the Federal Reserve.

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10 Upcoming Projects to Keep Tabs on in 2015 – and Beyond

The City of San Francisco has changed quite a bit with all of the new construction taking place now that the economy is once again chugging along. But it feels as if some of the best is on the horizon. We’ve put together a list of 10 projects that we will be following closely in 2015, and for years to come.

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The Top 10 Projects that Made 2014

The boom of the construction industry in the City of San Francisco continued straight on through 2014, as we expected it would. Seeing cranes towering above is now an expectation rather than an exception as one winds his or her way through our buzzing streets. Exciting projects have taken shape throughout the year and the expert panel at Organized Labor has picked the standouts. Here are the Top Projects from 2014.

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  • Two New Towers Shaping San Francisco’s Skyline

Two new towers with distinctive curved glass and metal exteriors are rising in the San Francisco skyline at 201 Folsom St. The 656-unit condominium development known as Lumina is being built all-union by general contractor Lend Lease for developer Tishman Speyer. Lumina is near the Infinity towers at Folsom and Spear streets, which were built by general contractor Webcor for Tishman Speyer between 2005 and 2009.

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  • A Look Inside DPR Construction’s New Sustainable Office

In passing, you’d think DPR Construction’s new office might be a new, trendy coffee shop. High ceilings, lime-green accents and revarnished tables made from old bowling alley lanes fill up the front room, visible from the street.

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  • Cohen Cruises to Board of Supervisors Re-election

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu won election to the State Assembly in the 17th District in a close race against Supervisor David Campos. While results were not officially certified as Organized Labor went to press, Campos conceded defeat the evening of Nov. 6, two days after polls closed.

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