Rising 1,070 feet tall, the Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in the Bay Area, the 17th tallest in the United States, and the 91st tallest in the world. The distinctive glass-wrapped tower has been designed by one of the preeminent architects in the world, Pelli Clarke Pelli. Unsurprisingly, it remains a divisive contribution to the San Francisco skyline.
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The fifth tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built in the SFYIMBY January 2021 Countdown is the Transbay Parcel F at 550 Howard Street in SoMa, San Francisco. Proposed by a joint venture with Hines, Urban Pacific, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the mixed-use tower will rise 806 feet above street level. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of next year.
Hines has announced a deal with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to occupy the hospitality portion of 550 Howard Street, a mixed-use tower set to break ground early next year in SoMa, San Francisco. Dubbed Parcel F, it is the tallest of the remaining Transbay tower parcel remaining. The 806-foot tall tower is being developed by a joint venture with Hines, Urban Pacific, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
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.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to give their second and final approval for the 61-story mixed-use proposal for 550 Howard Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The highly-anticipated approval comes after the supervisors voted 10 to 1 to allow construction. The project is located on Parcel F of the Transbay district development plan and represents the last major project from the plan sixteen years since it was adopted.