415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Date and Time

Monday, January 29 2018 - 4 PM

Event Details

On January 29th, Northern California SPIRE members and guests participated in the last tour of the nearly completed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. The tour was led by Hines team members: Paul E. Paradis – Senior Managing Director, Hines, John Chen (MS ’08) – Development Manager, Hines and Elizabeth Walton - Management Assistant, Hines. 

The tower has become a landmark addition to the San Francisco skyline and is the second tallest building on the West Coast, with its crown soaring to a height of 1,070 feet. At this time the building is 97% leased.

Originally developed by Hines in 2007, Boston Properties acquired a 50% stake in the project in 2013 and has since taken on 95% ownership and the role of sole decision-maker.  Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and being built by a joint venture of Clark Construction Group and Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co., the 1.4-million-sq-ft tower features foundations reaching down 265 ft to bedrock, structural steel framing and a uniform steel and glass curtain wall system. The building will connect to the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop the new Transbay Transit Center next door. 

Pre-certified LEED Platinum, Salesforce includes outside air ventilation and an under-floor air distribution (UFAD) system, which is expected to exceed the new, more stringent California Title 24 code by 30%. 

The tower is the focal point of a massive 145-acre development complete with residential housing, hotels, retail space and a transit center serving as the northern terminal of the state's high-speed rail project. The crown of the tower, once completed, will feature a nine-story electronic sculpture created by artist Jim Campbell that will feature low resolution, abstract videos of San Francisco that will be filmed each day. This will be the tallest public art piece in the world.

Following the tour, members met for an early dinner and drinks at International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry, which opened just before Thanksgiving this fall.