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Old Posted Nov 17, 2017, 11:44 PM
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Apologies for the huge images, but these two stills from the Park Tower webcam show the testing of just a sliver of the Salesforce crown. It's not much, but gives a small sense of what to expect once completed.



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Saturday afternoon from one of my windows

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[IMG]4:06, 6:04, & 6:19 PM today by viewguysf, on Flickr[/IMG]

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[IMG]4:06, 6:04, & 6:19 PM today by viewguysf, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old Posted Nov 20, 2017, 1:47 AM
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Sunset Light Show by Mother Nature

The view from my apartment in the civic center of Salesfoce was amazing at sunset. As the sun migrates north & south we will see some seasonal changes in the way the light reflects.

Salesforce Light Show by Apollo's Light, on Flickr
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:27 AM
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The view from my apartment in the civic center of Salesfoce was amazing at sunset. As the sun migrates north & south we will see some seasonal changes in the way the light reflects.
It’s interesting to see different perspectives from various parts of the City. For you, the St. Regis blocks most of 181 Fremont. For me, it’s in line with Salesforce Tower, allowing me a generous view of the shorter tower. Your Fox Plaza is also fully in my view, though I wish it were of the Fox Theatre instead, as it was when my place was built (and three years before I first visited the City during the summer of '67).

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It’s interesting to see different perspectives from various parts of the City. For you, the St. Regis blocks most of 181 Fremont. For me, it’s in line with Salesforce Tower, allowing me a generous view of the shorter tower. Your Fox Plaza is also fully in my view, though I wish it were of the Fox Theatre instead, as it was when my place was built (and three years before I first visited the City during the summer of '67).

Yes, the perspectives of the new towers from each of your areas are interesting. And yes, the loss of the Fox Theatre is truly lamentable. Oh, what I would have preserved if I was in charge!
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:27 AM
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A little Super Moon action between Salesforce and Transamerica

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^ gorgeous shot!!
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A little Super Moon action between Salesforce and Transamerica

Super Moon by David Yu, on Flickr
Goodness me. If there were ever a thread for best Salesforce Tower shots, this'd be top 3.
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2017, 4:47 AM
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Episode 6 of the Salesforce Tower Series. Worth checking them out if you haven't already.

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A little Super Moon action between Salesforce and Transamerica

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This picture is everything

Salesforce is the most impactful tower Ive ever seen in the US in a long time.
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This picture is everything

Salesforce is the most impactful tower Ive ever seen in the US in a long time.
You need to get out more!

New York and Chicago would be a good start!
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You need to get out more!

New York and Chicago would be a good start!
I think he meant in the context of being a skyline changer. SF has never had a building this tall. It’s quite prominent from all over the City and beyond. NYC and Chicago already have numerous supertalls so when another one comes up it’s not as dramatic or impactful.
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I think he meant in the context of being a skyline changer. SF has never had a building this tall. It’s quite prominent from all over the City and beyond. NYC and Chicago already have numerous supertalls so when another one comes up it’s not as dramatic or impactful.
agree - these 2 buildings alone remake the SF skyline...looks like a modern city again
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I think he meant in the context of being a skyline changer. SF has never had a building this tall. It’s quite prominent from all over the City and beyond. NYC and Chicago already have numerous supertalls so when another one comes up it’s not as dramatic or impactful.
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agree - these 2 buildings alone remake the SF skyline...looks like a modern city again
Wholeheartly agree with both of you.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 9:51 AM
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I think he meant in the context of being a skyline changer. SF has never had a building this tall. It’s quite prominent from all over the City and beyond. NYC and Chicago already have numerous supertalls so when another one comes up it’s not as dramatic or impactful.
Good point, San Francisco has laid dormant too long!
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 12:57 PM
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We are def in a building boom. San Fran, LA and Philly all completed or topped out their tallest towers this year. NYC is building 11 supertalls last I counted, three of which exceed 1,400 feet and Chicago is slacking with just 1 under construction but should Fordham/Chicago Spire ever get approved we will all be marveling at the our first Megatall.
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Good point, San Francisco has laid dormant too long!
It hasn't been "dormant" but it has had restrictive height limits. Buildings were being built, but just not ones taller than the existing table-top skyline and therefore ones that didn't stand out above that skyline.

The thing that changed that was economics: The need to raise sufficient funds from land sales to pay for the TransBay Terminal. Developers (ultimately Hines and Boston Properties) wouldn't have paid enough for a site on which they could build only to 750 ft or so and, in fact reduced what they would pay when the height came down from 1200 ft to 1000 ft (give or take).
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I think he meant in the context of being a skyline changer. SF has never had a building this tall. It’s quite prominent from all over the City and beyond. NYC and Chicago already have numerous supertalls so when another one comes up it’s not as dramatic or impactful.
Yup. Thats exactly what I meant.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 9:21 PM
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Good point, San Francisco has laid dormant too long!
It definitely has been dormant since the 1980s, finally a long needed revival with SalesForce and 181 Fremont (and to a lesser extent One Rincon Hill about a decade ago).

Hopefully the CalTrain station (and future HSR station maybe?) near King St. will lead to upzoning of 800'+ just like was done around the Transbay terminal area. Imagine another 1000' in that vicinity.
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2017, 7:12 AM
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on the First St side of the building, (the side that is not the plaza), sidewalk trees have gone in



and a shot of ground level, as that gets gradually uncluttered

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