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Old Posted Dec 25, 2003, 7:19 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO | Projects: Under Construction, Approved, and Proposed

Well since everyone seems to be putting together threads of potential projects for their respective cities, I decided to do one for the City by the Bay, San Francisco. I collected the information for skyscrapers.com, J Church's http://www.sfcityscape.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and other sources. Enjoy!

San Francisco Now:



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Under Construction

Millennium Tower at 301 Mission

function: residential, hotel
height: 645'
floors: 58
architect: Gary Handel + Associates
completion: 2008
link: http://www.millenniumtowersf.com/

Renderings:




One Rincon Hill I and II

function: residential
height: 641' and 541'
floors: 55 and 44
architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates
completion: 2007/2008
http://www.onerinconhill.com/

Renderings:




555 Mission Street

function: office
height: 482'
floors: 34
architect: Heller-Manus Architects
completion: 2008

Rendering:

updated:


* Although the project has no anchor tenant, Tishman Speyer has decided to proceed with the project.


300 Spear Street I and II

function: residential
height: 450' to roof / 350' to roof
floors: 40/35
architect: Heller Manus and Arquitectonica
completion: 2007
http://www.the-infinity.com/

Renderings:





InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

function: hotel
height: 320'
floors: 31
architect: Patri Merker Architects and Hornberger + Worstell
completion: 2007 (topped off); open for occupancy February 2008

Rendering:




690 Market Street aka the Ritz Carlton Residences
renovation

function: residential, hotel
height: 312'
floors: 24
architect: ?
completion: 2007

Rendering:





1146-1160 Mission Street aka the Soma Grand

function: residential
height: 235'
floors: 24
architect: AGI Capital
completion: 2007
http://www.somagrand.com/

Rendering:



631 Folsom Street

function: residential
height: 209'
floors: 21
architect: Gary Handel + Associates
completion: 2007-2008

Renderings:




Argenta (formerly known as Bovet Place and 1 Polk)

function: residential, retail
height: 200'
floors: 17
architect: Donald Macdonald Architects
completion: 2007

Renderings:
new

old:



Symphony Towers I

function: residential
height: 121'
floors: 13
architect: Babcock Design Studios
completion: 2007

Rendering:


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Approved

These are the projects that are mostly likely to be constructed in the next few years.

45 Lansing Street

function: residential
height: 450'
floors: 45
architect: EHDD Architecture
completion: 2009

Renderings:



* Approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission on March 2, 2006. New owner, Turnberry Ltd., hopes to develop San Francisco's first ulta-luxury condo development.


340-350 Fremont Street

function: residential
height: 440'
floors: 40
architect: Heller Manus
completion: 2009

Renderings:




The Californian at Rincon Hill (aka 375 Fremont)

function: residential
height: 400'
floors: 40
architect: Richard Keating & Associates
completion: 2009

Rendering:



*In the process of being sold by Fifield Cos.


201 Folsom Street I and II

function: residential
height: 400/350
floors: 40/35
architect: Heller Manus Architects
completion: 2009 - 2010

Renderings:
(in the foreground)

(in the background)


* The 201 Folsom project, which was approved at the same time as its *twin* 300 Spear, will begin construction after 300 Spear has been completed. Developer: Tishman Speyer


535 Mission Street

function: office
height: 380'
floors: 27
architect: HOK
completion: 2009

Renderings:



* The third incarnation of this project. This project begun as a office project in the 1990s, became a residential project in 2005, and now has reverted back to a office project.


10th and Market

function: residential
height: 352'
floors: 35(?)
architect: Heller Manus Archiects
completion: 2009(?)

Renderings:




524 Howard Street

function: office
height: 310'
floors: 23
architect: Heller Manus and Robert Frank Architects
completion: on hold

Renderings:



Exchange Place (350 Bush Street)

function: office
height: 250'
floors: 19
architect: Heller Manus
completion: on hold

Rendering:




One Hawthorne

function: residential
height: 250'
floors: 25
architect: EHDD Architecture

Renderings:




Trinity Project (1177 Market I, II, and III)

function: residential, retail
height: 240' - 160'
floors: 24 - 12
architect: Arquitectonica
completion: 2010

Renderings:






48 Tahama Street

function: office/ residential
height: 216'
floors: 20
architect: Komorous-Towey Architects
completion: ?

Renderings:


* Approved September 2001.


325 Fremont Street

function: residential
height: 200'
floors: 20
architect: Baum Thornley Architects
completion: ?

Renderings:




Signature Mission Bay

function: residential
height: ~170'
floors: 17
architect: Arquitectonica
completion: 2008

Renderings:




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Proposed

This San Francisco Chronicle graphic gives a good idea of what's on the horizon:



Transbay Transit Center Tower- SOM Proposal

function: office, hotel, residential
height: 1,200' (occupied floor); 1,375' (top of parapet)
floors: 81
architect: SOM

Renderings:






Transbay Transit Center Tower- Pelli Clarke Pelli Proposal WINNING PROPOSAL

function: office
height: 1200'
floors: 80
architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli

Renderings:






Transbay Transit Center Tower- Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Proposal

function: office, residential, hotel
height: 1,155' (skyview roof); 1,287' (top of turbine)
floors: 80
architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Renderings:





Renzo Piano Project (the corner of First and Mission)

function: mixed use
height: 1200', 1200', 900', 900', 600'
floors: ?
architect: Renzo Piano
completion: ?

Renderings: none

* As currently proposed, the project would consist of 5 towers. The signature aspect of the project would be twin 1200' towers.


181 Fremont

function: mixed use (office/ residential)
height: 900'
floors: 66
architect: Heller Manus
completion: ?

Rendering:




Transbay Tower II (on Howard between Second and First at Essex)

function: mixed use
height: 850'+
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


Palace Hotel Tower Addition

function: residential
height: 680'
floors: 60
architect: SOM
completion: 2009

Renderings:




Harbor Village Resort

function: residential, commercial, open space
height: 3 towers: 650'
floors: 61 each
architect: ?
completion: dead (?)

Renderings: none


Sun Tower AKA Treasure Island Signature Tower

function: residential/ hotel
height: 600'+
floors: ~60
architect: SOM
completion: ?

Renderings: (conceptual)




Transbay Terminal Tower III (at Main and Howard)

function: residential
height: 550'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


Transbay Terminal Tower IV (at 1st and Folsom)

function: residential
height: 550'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


350 Mission Street

function: office
height: 550'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


Transbay Terminal Tower V (at Howard and Main)

function: residential
height: 450'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


1333 Gough Street aka Cathedral Hill Plaza aka Cathedral Hill Tower

function: residential
height: 407'
floors: 40
architect: SOM
completion: ?

Renderings:




Transbay Terminal Tower VI

function: residential
height: 400'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


222 Second Street

function: office
height: 350' (to roof)
floors: 25
architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners and Heller Manus
developer: Tishman Speyer
completion: ?

Renderings: none


California Pacific Medical Center Hospital and Offices

function: hospital, offices
height: 331' (hospital), 146' (office tower)
floors: 20/ unknown
architect: ?
completion: 2012 (goal)

Renderings: none


Transbay Terminal Tower VII

function: residential
height: 300'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


Transbay Terminal Tower VIII

function: residential
height: 300'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


219 Second Street

function: residential
height: 249'
floors: 24
architect: ?
completion: ?

Renderings: none


300 Grant Street

function: residential, retail
height: >120' (?)
floors: 12
architect: MBH Architects
completion: 2008 (?)

Rendering:




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Never Built

301 Mission I and II

function: office, residential, hotel
height: ~550'
floors: ?
architect: ?
completion: n/a

Rendering:



* This was the initial design for 301 Mission Street. The approved design above is now under construction.


The Hemisphere

function: residential
height: 475'
floors: 51
architect: Heller Manus Architects
completion: n/a

Rendering:



* Project was cancelled. The Board of Supervisors voted on September 28, 2004 to use their powers of eminent domain to take the parcel that the Hemisphere would have occupied. The parcel is apart of the ROW for the new Transbay Terminal.


Bloomingdale's Hotel

function: hotel
height: 400'
floors: 31
architect: Hornberger + Worstell
completion: n/a

Renderings:




* Hotel portion was dropped after the economy soured after the events of September 11th.


535 Mission Street

function: office
height: ?
floors: 24
architect: HOK
completion: n/a

Renderings:


* First project was dropped in 2002.


Sofitel Hotel

function: hotel
height: 320' (?)
floors: ~30
architect: SOM
completion: n/a

Rendering:



* Project was dropped after the economy soured. The parcel in which this project would have been built is now included in Renzo Piano's proposal at 1st and Mission.


State Insurance Compensation Building Addition

function: office
height: 198'
floors: 12
architect: HOK
completion: n/a

Renderings:



*There is a now a residential proposal for this site.

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In addition to the proposed projects above, San Francisco is also developing comprehensive plans for several neighborhoods across San Francisco. As noted above, one tower in the Transbay Plan may include a new tallest for San Francisco and the West Coast!

Rincon Hill: APPROVED



Transbay Terminal: APPROVED






Treasure Island: PROPOSED
designed by SOM; plans include a signature 60 story tower








Other Notable Projects

Westfield San Francisco Center

status: COMPLETED
function: retail, office
floors: 8 (above ground); 1 (underground)
developer: Forest City/ Westfield
completion: 2006

Renderings:






James R. Herman International Cruise Terminal and Bryant Street Park

status: ON HOLD
function: residential, retail, open space, office, maritime (cruise terminal)
height: n/a
floors: n/a
architect: SOM
completion: Bryant Street Seawall Condo Tower: 2005; Bryant Street Pier: 2006; Cruise Terminal: 2008

Renderings:





* Facts on the new terminal:
-Terminal: 100,000 square feet
-Public Open Space: 215,000 square feet (more than 35 percent of the total site area), includes public plazas, waterfront walkways and terraces
-Retail: 180,000 square feet, including a grocery store, restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and other neighborhood-serving retail
-Office: 360,000 square feet
-Parking: 425 spaces
-Two berths: a 1,000 foot berth and an approximately 825 foot berth


de Young Museum

status: COMPLETED
function: museum, cultural
height: tower portion: 144'
floors: n/a
architect: Herzog & de Meuron
completion: 2005

Renderings:




* As a result of its copper skin, the museum's exterior will eventually turn from its brownish reflective hue to a green to match the surrounding park.


The California Academy of Science

status: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
function: museum, cultural, educational
height: n/a
floors: n/a
architect: Renzo Piano
completion: 2008
cost: $370 million

Renderings:




* It is being built across the concourse from the de Young museum (above).


Jewish Museum San Francisco

status: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
function: cultural, museum
height: n/a
floors: n/a
architect: Daniel Libeskind
completion: 2007

Renderings:





Transbay Transit Center

status: APPROVED
function: retail, transportation
height: ~80'
floors: 4 (above ground) and 1 (below ground)
architect: n/a
completion: 2011
cost: $2 billion+

Conceptual Renderings:




* Project will link all of the major Bay Area transit providers in one location in downtown San Francisco. In addition, project will also feature an underground extension of the Caltrain commuter rail line as well as future high speed rail service to Los Angeles.

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thanks for the info Four.
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The Century and the Continental Hotel are my personal favorites.

I can't tell you how much I love San Francisco!
Thanks for posting this.
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I also really like The Century, I hope it actually gets finished though :-\
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No problem guys. I just wanted to bring a little attention to San Francisco. Unfortunately with San Francisco in terms of skyscraper construction, you typically only hear about NIMBYs, strict zoning, ugly boxes from the 60s and 70s, and the Transamerica Pyramid. Although we may not be New York, Chicago, or even Philadelphia, SF is still building skyscrapers...
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I love the museum tower. It has an unsettling geometry to it when seen up close. Can you get some pics 415? The exterior looked close to complete the last time I saw it in September, are you sure it won't be "done" done until 2005?
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Here's an article from the October 12th edition of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Slow market hampers St. Regis high-rise

Dan Levy
Sunday, October 12, 2003


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Keen observers of the urban skyline will have noticed that construction on the St. Regis tower at Third and Mission streets has taken an awfully long time.

The 42-story hotel-condominium project broke ground three years ago, but it's not scheduled to open until spring 2005.

This is what's known in the real estate business as an eternity. High- rise buildings typically take two years to complete. The 102-story Empire State Building in New York was famously built in one year during the height of the Depression.

Jeff Snyder, St. Regis project manager for Cambridge, Mass., developer Carpenter & Co., said it took an entire year just to do foundation work for four levels of underground parking. Plus, it took time to seismically upgrade the old Williams building on the corner and plan how the new concrete and glass tower will integrate with it.

But mostly, Snyder conceded, the slow-motion construction schedule is the result of the city's struggling hotel industry and the wane in demand for high- end downtown housing.

In its latest Northern California report, hospitality analysts PKF Consulting said the average daily room rate in August in San Francisco was $139, down 6 percent compared with a year ago.

The occupancy rate for August improved to 68 percent from 65 percent, although that is still short of what is considered a healthy figure of 70 to 75 percent.

"We've had to wait to let the (hotel and condo) markets work themselves out," Snyder said. "It's more important to get every detail right than to rush things along."

When finished, the project will have 248 deluxe hotel rooms and 102 condos. The Museum of the African Diaspora will be on the ground floor along with a restaurant and health club.

The architect is Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
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I wish they'd finish that project already. I kinda understand their thinking about waiting for the market to rebound, but why not finish it now and start making money while you can, a dollar today is worth more than a dollar a year from now. Oh and by the way, have there been any recent developments in the Transbay Terminal Redevelopment Plan negotiations with the owners of The Century?
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Well, technically the developers of the St. Regis are saving money by delaying the completion of the tower. It would be more costly to have empty condos and hotel rooms than maintaining an empty shell of a building. Plus, the museum of African disapora is still raising money to begin construction of their facilities that will sit at the base of the new tower.

I haven't heard any news about the Century and it's conflicting plans with the Transbay Terminal project. I really want the project to go foward though. It'll truly be a gem in a skyline of boring boxes. Too bad it couldn't have been a little taller...
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