Embarcadero Historic District Named To 2016 List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

October 4th, 2016 No Comments »


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On October 5, 2016, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named San Francisco’s Embarcadero Historic District to its 2016 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Heritage nominated the Embarcadero to highlight two major physical threats facing the district: earthquakes and sea level rise that present enormous challenges to the future of the historic waterfront. In addition to formidable threats posed by sea level rise of up to 66 inches by 2100, a recent earthquake vulnerability study revealed greater than expected risk to the three-mile-long seawall. The dual seismic and climate change threats require a coordinated local, regional, state, and federal response that embraces creative strategies that assure long-term resilience for the Embarcadero’s rich heritage. Click here to see full press release.

The National Trust’s annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places spotlights important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Last year, Heritage successfully nominated the Old U.S. Mint to the 2015 list, leading the city to allocate $20 million for its rehabilitation in the proposed Central SoMa Plan.

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