Construction has topped out for San Mateo County Office Building 3, the newest county government building in Redwood City. The project has been designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill to be the nation’s first civic building made of mass timber and be net-zero energy. The building is expected to open next year.
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Construction work has topped out with facade installation imminent on the latest addition to the UCSF Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, or ZSFG. The five-story building is rising at the corner of 23rd and Vermont Street in the Mission District, on what was once a surface parking lot. The UC Board of Regents is responsible for the project.
Since our last coverage, several important milestones have been achieved for the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s proposal to replace the San Bao Temple at 1750 Van Ness Avenue in Nob Hill, San Francisco. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has tweaked the design, San Francisco’s planning commission approved the Conditional Use Authorization in September, and the building permits were filed in November.
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.
New renderings have been published for the 424 Brannan Street office project in SoMa, San Francisco. Construction is expected to replace half an acre of surface parking with two new office structures at 55 Zoe and 288 Ritch Street. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the internationally acclaimed firm, is the project architect.