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It played host to such historic moments as “The Catch” and the Beatles’ final concert. Now the flame is slowly extinguishing for Candlestick Park.

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Delegates to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council voted to endorse Mayor Ed Lee for re-election at a meeting on Jan. 15. Mayor Lee attended the meeting and talked about his record and improvements in the city’s economy over the last few years.

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 is currently on strike at Trayer Engineering in San Francisco. Members have been working without a contract since July of 2013.

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At a press conference on Dec. 17, the developer committed to preserving the facility at its current location at Sixth and Brannan streets in SoMa. Kilroy also pledged to build a new, state-of-the-art facility and offered all vendors and tenants a five-year extension of their leases at their current rent and terms.

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A new 32-story residential tower at 299 Fremont St. is now at about two-thirds of the way up, rising alongside the eight-story apartment complex at 280 Beale St. also under construction on Block 6 of the Transbay Transit District. The two buildings, with a connecting parking structure, broke ground in December 2013. Golub & Co. is the developer for the $200 million, 409-unit luxury high-rise complex, with non-profit developer Mercy Housing California building the 70-unit affordable rental building. The complex will also include a row of seven townhouse residences, a ground-level courtyard and street-front retail along Folsom and Fremont.

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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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