140 New Montgomery Street, first called the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building, is tied as the 48th tallest tower in SFYIMBY’s countdown of the 52 tallest buildings planned or built in the Bay Area. The PT&T Building is arguably the most influential skyscraper in this city among its contemporaries, as it was the first to bring to life Eliel Saarinen’s conceptual Tribune Tower design. The tower opened in 1925 to be the tallest skyscraper in the city, rising 435 feet tall. The verticality and slight setbacks were novel for the Bay, and the style would be replicated. Timothy L. Pfleuger is the architect responsible.
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Development plans are under review for a mixed-use Google Middlefield Park master plan in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. Google’s proposal brings up to 1,950 apartments, retail, 10.5 acres of parkland, and over a million square feet of offices with transit-oriented planning. The development possible after the city adopted its East Whisman Precise Plan in 2019. Google is working with Lendlease to develop the project and is expecting completion as late as 2040.
New renderings are out for Westbank’s Energy Hub, an innovative mixed-use tower proposed for 35 South 2nd Street in Downtown San Jose, with Bjarke Ingels Group’s design. The images were released with the launch of the Westbank Campus Website. The new website connects the firm’s five projects in San Jose with their master vision to get the Silicon Valley capital to the forefront of environmentally focused urbanization and offer solutions to address the climate crisis while meeting the demand for housing and workspace. The Energy Hub will provide shaded housing, retail, and office space just around the corner of the future San Jose BART station.
Permits have been filed for three duplex buildings at 1027-1033 and 1047 Clayton Street in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco. Given its location on a steep incline, the building will rise three floors above street level and two below street level to reach the rear yard. Schaub Ly Architects are managing the development.
The existing structures at 1101 and 1123 Sutter Street are heading to the Historic Preservation Commission of San Francisco in the shadow of a proposed residential tower. The developers hope to bring 201 new apartments to Polk Gulch with a rehabilitated historic building and a new attractive tower, of which forty will be sold below market rate. Martin Building is listed as responsible for the development through 1101 Sutter Affordable LP.