The story in today's San Francisco Business Times
is unfortunately available online only to subscribers. But may as well post the basics.
This would be a "slender, glass" (surprise!) condo tower by SOM in an alley behind the historic Palace Hotel at Market and New Montgomery streets in
the heart of downtown San Francisco, more or less where the Financial District, Union Square, Yerba Buena and SOMA/"Financial District South" districts
intersect (the tower would be south of Market Street). It would replace a fairly recent but lowrise and nondescript addition to the hotel, and would rise
above the Palace's trademark garden court. Still, the addition has the initial support of San Francisco Heritage, whose director described it as "tall and
elegant ... very much a statement of its time" (are you sure you're a historic preservationist?). Flinty has posted a Live Local aerial of the site in a
The site is to the left of the barrel-shaped atrium (the garden court).
The tower would feature 269 units, 111 of them "two bedroom-plus" and three of them 8,000 sq. ft. penthouses on the 58th, 59th and 60th floors. It
would be the tallest residential tower in San Francisco, surpassing the under-construction Millennium Tower at 301 Mission (645') and south tower of
One Rincon Hill (641'), and the fourth-tallest tower in the city, at least until the Transbay towers are built. Applications were filed in late September.
Renderings to follow, hopefully.