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Old Posted Feb 10, 2005, 7:46 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO | The Infinity | 400 FT - 40 FLOORS | 350 FT - 35 FLOORS

Well, it looks like San Francisco's skyline is going to get two new additions soon (three if you count 301 Mission). The new renderings of 300 Spear were released last month, and the project should begin construction this April. The two towers of 300 Spear will be constructed first, and then 201 Folsom will be built after 300 Spear is completed.

300 Spear Street (and 201 Folsom Street):

function: residential
height(s): 300 Spear: 400'/350' and 201 Folsom: 400'/350'
floors: 300 Spear: 40/35 and 201 Folsom: 40/35
architect: Heller Manus Architects/ Arquitectonica
completion: 2007-2009

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(the two towers of 300 Spear are in the background)


(the two towers in the foreground)


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Comments? Can we all say VAST improvement?

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It's a VAST improvement.

Will 201 Folsom be redesigned as well ?
     
     
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Sweet and vast

I wouldn't mind picking up a unit in one of them.
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wow, that really is a VAST improvement. the original scheme was so damn bland and generic. the new designs look far more interesting.
     
     
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Big improvement! These are very nice, very Lake Point Tower-ish.
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It's a VAST improvement.

Will 201 Folsom be redesigned as well ?
The project's owner, Tishman Speyer, still has another 2 years before construction will begin on 201 Folsom, so they have plenty of time to redesign that project as well. Let's hope they will because next to 300 Spear, 201 Folsom will almost appear second rate.
     
     
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nice, too bad they are not taller... SF really needs some height!
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Even though these towers aren't supertalls, they're directly on the waterfront (well a block away). They'll definetly have a significant impact on the skyline.

As for height, 301 Mission, the 625', 60 story mixed use high-rise, should begin construction by April. They are currently demolishing the existing buildings on the site.

     
     
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Very Classy! Am excited to see them going up!
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I really like how they put the balconies into the curve like that, really really good design overall!
     
     
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Big improvement! These are very nice, very Lake Point Tower-ish.
I thought the same thing, except these are balconized which will be sweet for those living there. I'm not certain but it looks like 300 spear and 201 Folsom will have a four leaf clover floor plan while LPT is a three leaf clover. And LPT is a smooth undulating sheet all the way up while 300 and 201 appear to have a biphasic surface with the top ten floors differing from the bottom 30. If the actual buildings' color matches the color of images, they will be so lovely. I am a sucker for that blue-steel glass

Here is the 1968 69 floor/645 foot LPT for comparision. On some days it is my favorite skyscraper. I'm all for any buildings that share things in common with it.


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Even though I did not mind the old design. The new one is fabulous. It looks much better.
     
     
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^I agree. I thought the old design was fine, but the new is great as well. The only drawback I see with the new design is for the people who will live there. It appears to have lost the rooftop pool and public area on the low-rise portion. It looks like the residents will look down on a plain roof. Otherwise, they're a great addition to the skyline that will be fun to watch rise from the Bay Bridge view.

301 Mission is pretty tits too. Can I say tits on this forum?
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Looks great!
     
     
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Agreed, a VAST improvement!
     
     
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I agree that the new designs are a lot better. They look a lot more modern and the old ones just look dull.
     
     
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Those are great. The curves will look great in the skyline!
     
     
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Excavation has begun apparently on 300 Spear.

Image by naughtyins0mniac (SSC)(Posted APR 2 2005)


Are these thread heights and floors figures accurate ?
300 Spear: 400'/350'
40/35 floors

Emporis has 300 Spear at 34 and 32 floors

The pic is from April 2, so hopefully someone could take a photo of the site now and see if there is activity.
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