Articles by Andrew Nelson

Spear Tower in One Market Plaza from Treasure Island, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 21: Spear Tower at One Market Plaza, SoMa, San Francisco

The 21st tallest tower in the Bay Area planned or built is Spear Tower in SoMa, San Francisco. Rising to a 564-foot pinnacle, Spear Tower is the taller of a two-towered complex, One Market Plaza. Rising across the Embarcadero, the development was completed in 1976, connecting the two new towers with the 11-story 1916-built Landmark Building on Market Street. Welton Becket Associates is the building architect.

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300 De Haro Street, rendering by BAR Architects

Permits Filed for 300 De Haro Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco

Building permits have been filed, kicking off the review process for the 11-story affordable housing development at 300 De Haro Street. The project would make a significant contribution to the housing market in a relatively dense neighborhood hub on the north end of Potrero Hill. Residents will be within walking distance of various cafes, a grocer, the California College of the Arts SF campus, and the showroom-packed Design District. If built, the triangular lot in San Francisco would create 450 new dwelling units, of which 181 will be priced as affordable.

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