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August 3, 2016

South American Tropical Forest Exhibit

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The new South American Tropical Forest exhibit’s goal is to allow visitors to mingle among the plants and free flight birds, and linger at vivariums that emerge and blend into their surrounds. Included are pull out areas for programming, a reptile immersion area, and a children’s tunnel below a waterfall. Nibbi’s scope included demo of […]

July 22, 2011

The Exploratorium @ Pier 15

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Noted physicist Dr. Frank Oppenheimer opened the doors of the Palace of Fine Arts (PFA) on the Marina in San Francisco more than 40 years ago.  With his colleagues, supporters and fans, he created the Exploratorium in the PFA, a new kind of public space, one that enhanced learning by engaging visitors in interacting with […]

April 8, 2009

SPUR Urban Center

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The creation of the new SPUR Urban Center, located at 654 Mission Street incorporated a highly collaborative process, from funding through construction. The project’s unique challenges required a highly collaborative, coordinated and creative construction effort.  It was a logistically difficult infill location on a heavily trafficked downtown street, and it had a very tight budget. […]

July 3, 2008

St. Francis of Assisi – La Porziuncola Nuova

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The original Porziuncola, the little church that St. Francis of Assisi began rebuilding in 1206 to honor the Virgin Mary, is where the Franciscan Friar began his mission to follow the Gospel, live a life of absolute poverty, pray and advocate for peace and care for the poor, the sick and the animals.  St. Francis […]

April 1, 2005

Boudin Bakery

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Located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Boudin flagship bakery and restaurant is an invaluable contribution to the continued vitality of the area. In May 1975, Boudin Owner and master baker Steve Giraudo Sr. opened his first retail demonstration bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf. That day marked the first opportunity for visitors and locals alike […]

November 2, 2004

Cliff House

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In January 2003, the ground-breaking ceremony for the newly renovated Cliff House Restaurant marked the beginning of a new era for San Francisco’s famed legend. After 10 years of discussions, fund-raising and community involvement, the Cliff House renovation project entered its final stage – construction. The first two incarnations of the Cliff House were both […]

June 30, 2004

African Savanna, San Francisco Zoo

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Nibbi Brothers was proud to be involved in a project that gives back to the community. In 2003, work began on the African Savanna, which was part of a $100-million bond measure to upgrade and renovate the San Francisco Zoo. Created on existing zoo land, the 3+-acre site has been transformed into flat, treeless grassland, […]

May 3, 2001

Pier One

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Pier One marked the first project to advance into reality under the approved Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Redevelopment Plan in September of 1999. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Pier One was built in 1932 to warehouse and ship C&H Sugar across the United States. Nibbi Brothers worked with the State Historic […]

May 3, 2000

The Wax Museum

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The historic 100-year-old San Francisco  building that housed the Wax Museum for 35 years was demolished in September 1998 to make way for a new $10 million, 100,000 square-foot showplace building.  The new Wax Museum on Fisherman’s Wharf has upgraded the retail and dining experience on Jefferson Street.  This project is an excellent example of […]