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and better public spaces. we are in the plaza which was the very first of the program that began about 4 years ago where we decided to really start creating new plazas and having new public spaces. this plaza has been in incredibly successful in the castro and having free wifi here in this public space and other public spaces and in our parts is an incredible part to make sure that people can use these public spaces and that people can congregate here and get work done here and tried -- read the paper and whatever else they want to do. i'm glad that we are celebrating here in the plaza. next year we are going to be wiring the sidewalks on castro street which is part of the strategy to keep improving these places. thank you very much and
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congratulations on the work. [ applause ] >> thank you, scott. and now i would like to invite the technology visionary that helped us accomplish this corridor. selena lowe from ruckus. please join me. [ applause ] >> good morning. ruckus has been selected by the city of san francisco as the technology foundation for this milestone launch of wifi along one of the most beautiful and famous thoroughfare in the world. i want to personally thank mark and the team for the support in collaboration that we enjoy in putting this and designing and
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implementing this network in record time. the launch of this service as mayor lee said is just the beginning and we are really really excited by the opportunity. at ruckus, we share a vision with the city of san francisco for a reliable wifi u actuality that provides not only free public access but also can serve as an economic stimulus for private and public online services. we believe this project will become a model for cities everywhere in the world. today, we are turning that vision into a reality. the mobile internet has changed everything in our life. anyone can tell you that wifi has become the preferred way to connect to the internet.
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we all use wifi daily perhaps hourly, perhaps constantly. wifi access is now viewed as a utility just like power and water. therefore like power and water, it has to be reliable, pervasive and fast. that's where ruckus is coming. ruckus is a solution provider for wifi services and equipment. we have wifi networks deployed in many public areas including new york, los angeles, shanghai, beijing, hong kong, tokyo, london, paris, etc. now having san francisco select ruckus for this challenging high density
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wifi environment along market street is really another level of achievement for us. our technology is specialized in dealing with high capacity broad coverage, challenging environment , public environment that includes buildings as well as lots of interference. we have technology to deliver that and confident that we can provide a great service to san francisco. at hulk -- ruckus we are excited about the opportunity to bring the millions of residents and businesses as well as visitors wifi access as well as new online services to the great city of san francisco. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> well, before we ask the mayor to officially activate symbolically with his big switch. be careful, mayor. i want to acknowledge the people that made that act possible. one thing i realized in the last six 6 months is that the number of players, the level of collaboration and partnership of complexity with players was the key to make this a reality before the end of the year. not in any order of importance, i have to thank my boss who has been believing for a second that this would happen. good. now i can say it's good. kelly from the puc, we get the power
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from the puc. we had a special partnership with mta, ed riskin's people and i want to particularly acknowledge lauren green from mta who has been fantastic and the city attorney and of course the whole team from selena. i can't name them all but your founder and ceo has been absolutely phenomenal. of course we have here our friend and ceo director who has given us a dedicated one gig line to the internet just to market street so it's fewer and it makes a difference to the performance. of course in the department of technology, i cannot stop and acknowledge our
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new cto manager and mike mccarthy, joseph john who is in the department of technology safety group with mike denning, bruce, john daring and the technology people, matt, and brian roberts and so many more. it's time to enjoy this great wifi on market street and now we can relax a little bit guys, you've done it. please join me now. mayor, i would like you to activate the power on wifi market street. >> i know what you are all thinking. so we are going to put this back at candlestick park once the lights go out on monday just as soon as we do this. [ laughter ]
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5, 4, 3, 2 , 1. [ applause ] >> it's on now. >> >> >> >> thanks for joining us on this beautiful december day to mark this ground breaking of the exciting new edition of the
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san francisco landscape. my name is mike sanford. i work for the reality corporation. it's my pleasure to be your mc today. on behalf of reality and all of our partners and this development project. welcome. i was talking to my daughter this morning, she's 4 years old and she says to me like most days, "daddy, what are you doing today?" actually i have a very exciting day. we are meeting with people this afternoon and most importantly i get to be part of this ground breaking project and the mayor is going to be here. he runs the city and thinking she would be very impressed with her father. and she says okay, can i watch my little pony on your ipad. she will be the media worker and i
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know this will be the cutting edge when she's ready to join the work force. 333 brandon is the lead project development in san francisco. like everything that we are inspired to do in this great city it's a very special project. it's located at the nexus of the industrial city's past and all the future. it creates a unique opportunity for us to explore the character and contemporary spaces and operating systems designed to increase worker productivity. it incorporates many of today's many ideas of sustainable development and operation. as you will hear from our partner david johnson and his firm. it has our leadership goal to high quality enterprises in san francisco and nurtures a business environment that
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supports strong economic growth as you will hear from mayor lee. it also established new benchmark for what is possible today for commercial development and you will happy hear from our company leader. john kilroy. i think you will understand that we are a huge believer of san francisco. we have demonstrated that faith in local management, resources and development. it has taken a big teamworking together very closely to bring us to today's ground breaking. that is a lot of people and we are glad to see to many people with us today. it's my pleasure to introduce one of the city's biggest visionaries and supporters. the mayor learned from the very beginning what a very exciting opportunity this has been and he's supported us every way through this development. i know my daughter
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will understand 1 day how special it is to have him here. please welcome honorable mayor lee. >> mike, thanks very much. congratulations to you and certainly to john and what a wonderful design concept you have here for sure. i'm really excited to see this go up. first of all, happy holidays! it's always great to be with john kilroy because he's been a great partner in our economic recovery for the city. i can't think of another developer who has been so diverse in its work and the kind of tenants that are coming into his buildings. if you have a chance, like a lot of us walking down from the bart station to the ballpark on second street, you will see what i mean when you see the vibe -- of that whole corridor and the wonderful projects that
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it's done. today's site, i have to say to you, i have been to this site before. any other it's a parking lot but it was the firefighter's chili cook off site. on occasions you have some good events here but it represents some of those areas that are under valued and the great companies like this and you look at these historic areas and you think what could we do to bring more value to it and as you see this open floor plan, windows that can operate. the idea that you can have a building that not only matches some of the historic buildings around here and compliments it which is design, but could be as modern as what you would expect. we need those buildings, we need those examples. john and his team,
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they are all coming up. also, it's not in expensive to do this. i mean, you have to add on some additional cost for that and i want to thank you for that because having a water reclamation system on the site is incredibly reflective. that means we are hoping for rain. but it is, i think a very demonstrate -- a modern progressive design. but also designed for a very diversed bunch of clients and the new, it's not just tech, it could be anybody that wants to work in a collaborative environment. what happens when you look at the kilroy portfolio, you see the tenants, pack 12, new ones like
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kc, i think it's tv and some other names that i can't even pronounce, crinkle is one of them and others that i have yet to visit. i have to do that on my tuesdays is visit some of these sites that i can't pronounce. i want to congratulations you and thank the other departments that be working closely with you to make sure that we honor the pace of these developments because these are very invaluable times to us right now. i predict that a couple years from now we'll look back and say, gosh, these were good times to work closely together because it is about economic recovery. it is about jobs for everyone, for everyone, for all different incomes in the city. and these are areas of the city where we are challenged where
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we have under utilized. there will be more sites where we identify yesterday. we can do creative things and i will be tapping the creativeness of kilroy reality for helping me with house dmangdz -- demands in this city as well. we need this creative approach constantly and you are going to see this building immediately with these creative forces that are offering more jobs and creating more jobs that are sustainable for the long-term. i just want to see what it's doing in this area so close to the transit system and park. this is going to be a great building. the materials they are going to be using is going to be complimentary and complimentary to what you see on the revitalization of the
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market with all the companies that are there. i want to again thank kilroy for being such a great leader. by the way, in addition to being a fantastic realtor and developer, john has been great. thank you, john, for your support that in a very big way. he's actually civic minding and participating in so many other things. they have their own giving foundation that i have been very thankful for because you are also showing that fill -- philanthropic season. i'm here for the last chili cook off and make sure that we are working to create more opportunities for the people to succeed in
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this city. kilroy, congratulations, johnson, thanks for your fantastic design and working together for putting this on and to your whole family happy holidays! and congratulations. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, mr. mayor. i had the pleasure of first working with dave johnson on the development of square one here in soma. i'm glad we can collaborate again today. please welcome our architect dave johnson. [ applause ] >> good morning, everybody. thank you very much. these are such kind words, it's amazing. it's a beautiful day. thank
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you, mike. but i want to say this you to the people to the community of south park who might be here today to see this conversion that it's making from a parking lot that had a cultural history from a chili cook off that will be a new vibrant addition to the neighborhood. this is such a tremendous change. this neighborhood is an important fabric of san francisco and the future of san francisco. our approach when we started this project was humbling by first understanding the nature of this place as the mayor described. one of the textures of the neighborhood, one of the opportunities for light, air, views, shade, habitat, art and joy, where could we tap into. single family -- we brace the
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challenge and the opportunities of the future. defining opportunities that can create long value and how about a property that increases value over time in this neighborhood. in doing so we work at multiple scales called the cradled framework in a design to create more good rather than less bad. at first we started the smaller scales, we continued to work at the small scales and continue to work with a team to find those materials that are going to promote human and ecological health down to the molecule. one of the products that we are most excited about and i think we are going to be one of the very first to use a substitute for firing a brick where we are going to be using a biological process to create brick paveers
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similar to that brick to create a model. at the broader scale we've adopted and supported the strategy that the city has put forward in this neighborhood to create an eco district and we continue to support these ideas as we find ways to share resources and spaces and places to create a courtyard that we share. create streets that in vietinvite people and share resources and buildings. i want to thank you very much for this opportunity. we have a tremendous team that we all should give a hand to. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, dave. i have that had privilege of working with john kilroy now for about 3 years. i recognized early on that he has three
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attributes for effective leadership. he's always looking ahead for the important ideas that shape the future of commercial real estate. at the same time he's absolutely grounded in the moment. he's committed to delivering every project to the highest standards. there would be no 333 brandon street without john's vision and energy and optimism and ability to move a project forward. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. please welcome john kilroy, president and ceo of the company. [ applause ] >> he's either a germ foeb. thank you for the comment. i'm sure your daughter will be a tech person. it's great to see everybody here today and thanks for coming out. it's actually nice and warm right here where it's back in the shade it's a
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bit chilly. as mike noted we've been deepening our commitment to the city in a spectacular way in the course of three years. we have 4.5 million square feet that we own or operating or under construction including this development here. this represents a total investment of several billion dollars and we are not done. i can tell you we are working on a lot of other opportunities here in this community and i have to say and i said this to multiple groups, investor groups, when ed is gone as mayor of the city, we have to send him to washington because he knows how to get things done. if we have him back there, think of the revitalization we can have as the economics in the united states. i could not say enough about our mayor ed lee. he's a
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remarkable guy and that goes for the city department that we work with on a daily basis. this is a great example of our commitment to quality and long lasting product and to the environment. i want to take a moment to introduce someone very special to the kilroy organization, our vice-president of sustainability. sarah, stand up, wave. shake hands with the mayor. you can tell your daughter you did that. this is a woman that academic -- came into my office several years ago. i knew her dad very well. we were very good friends and she was getting a masters degree and her dad asked me if i would meet with her and talk about the future and not for the idea of working for kilroy, but i said, you know what, the right place for you is here because i want to be the leader
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in office buildings in the united states and you come to work for us and show us how it's done and she has done a remarkable job. so sarah, thanks very much. [ applause ] this project isn't the biggest one in the city that we are doing or that anybody is doing. but it's a pretty remarkable project. it's a second lead in platinum building. we tried to make it net zero. you can't do it in existing law but we are working to change the law. it embraces everything that we hold dear at kilroy. i'm sure it's going to be real successful. we are having a number of discussions right now. but the platinum design includes among other things, a living roof, reducing emissions, a huge bike storage area. i like to ride bikes. shower, locker facilities for people that ride bikes and work
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out. we are talking about rain water being harvested to flush toilets and renewable power generated on-site. this building will consume 2 percent less negligent and 45 percent less water. in nearly 95 percent of what you see today will be recycled, all of this stuff here, 95 percent of this is going to be recycled into the project itself. think of that, less trucks on the street. it's all good. and it's pretty amazing that we have the technology in this country to do those kinds of amazing things today. it uses every inch of space to create large work spaces to create collaboration from the work force from the ground to
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the rooftop garden. you will see court yards and other places that we are beyond requirement to do. i'm a landscape freak, quality freak and that permeates our entire organization. we want to be an example of what others could and should do. there aren't as many people doing it as there should be. so, rather than just keep going on about the building itself, you will see it soon enough. but i like to thank a number of folks here because as mike said, it does take a team. our architect, you met johnson, fashion park, the entire william mcdonalds team, wsp group, sandas, and creek, thank you very much. the contractors,
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the builders and melanie and phillips, our land use attorney, tim ruben, the brokerage firm, elliot and english and special thanks to my partners from the corporation. jeff, our vice-president of development and construction services. carl brown, the project engineer, brandon hwang, director of development, and senior vice-president of development services, we live in a world today where there is business, there is civic responsibility, there is opportunity to create these amazing environments. the city of san francisco like any well intended entity, it will make a few mistakes here or there, but by and large, when you just as we all do as
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husbands and wives and parents, when you take a look at san francisco in the total context, i know of no place in this country that is this forward thinking, it's a liberal city that understand in order to have the money to do great things for citizens, it has to have a robust business climate. i can't think of a better place to be, it almost makes me teary eyed what we can do with this country if we had the same spirit as san francisco does. with that, i would like to say, last but not least, you can't do this without a great partnership with the city. the mayor, you know i love the guy. i really do. he's amazing. i have six kids. i'm so worried about their future in this country. i want to believe that every level of politics it
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would be amazing. thank you supervisor james, and tom and we can't do this without you. merry christmas. happy hanukkah, happy holidays! thank you. [ applause ] cut the string. 123. >> >> >>

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