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Salesforce Tower
Project Type:
Headquarters, Office Building
Project Location:
415 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
USA
Project Scope:
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Design Features:
Column-free interiors, 13 foot tall unfinished ceilings, foundation into bedrock,
Project Summary:
Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco, joining the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Building as one of the skyline’s defining elements. Pelli Clarke Pelli won an international competition in 2007 to design the tower and the Salesforce Transit Center at its base. Together, the two buildings represent a novel approach to public-​private collaboration and sustainability in an urban setting.

The competition was sponsored by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, a public entity created by the City of San Francisco to develop the new transit center. To help fund that building, part of the site was offered for sale to teams of developers and architects in an invited competition. Pelli Clarke Pelli and its development partner submitted a design that focuses on sustainability, neighborhood development, and financial feasibility.

Standing 326 meters (1,070 feet) tall, the tower has the simple, timeless form of the obelisk, giving the 61-​story tower a slender, tapering silhouette. The walls are composed of clear glass with pearlescent metal accents. These horizontal and vertical accents gradually taper in depth to accentuate the curved glass corners. The walls rise past the top floor to form a transparent crown that appears to dissolve into the sky. Carved into the tower top is a vertical facet that will be lit at night.

At its base, Salesforce Tower connects directly to the transit center, which will house 11 Bay Area transit systems. On top of the Transit Center and linked directly to the tower is a 5.4-acre public park, which will offer recreational, educational, and nature activities. The park has two roles: the future anchor of the neighborhood and a key element of the project’s sustainable design strategy.

Each floor of the tower will have integrated metal sunshades, calibrated to maximize light and views while reducing solar gain. High performance, low-​emissivity glass will also help to reduce the building’s cooling load. Cooling may be provided in part by heat-​exchanging coils wrapped around the tower’s foundations. The tower and transit center also include comprehensive water recycling systems. In addition, high efficiency air-​handlers will take in fresh air on every floor.
(Source: Pelli Clarke Pelli)
Tapestry Statistics:
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US-SFTOWR
Updated: 
2020-05-29 14:16:23
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Design and Construction Team:
Hines
Developers
Salesforce
Major Tenant
Kendall/Heaton Associates
Architect of Record
WSP
MEP Engineering
ARUP
Geotech Engineering
CBRE
Commercial Broker
Landor
Branding
Steelblue
Marketing
Fabricators and Manufacturers:
Benson Industries, Inc.
Metal/Glass Curtain Wall
Tecnoglass
Flat Glass
SUNGLASS srl
Curved Glass
Guardian Glass
Flat and Curved Glass
Siplast
Built-up Roofing
Boon Edam
Revolving Door Entrances
Dawson Doors
Entrances
Sargent
Locksets, Pulls
Norton
Closers
Alvarado
Security Turnstiles
Campolonghi
Lobby Walls, Floors
SWS Edelstahl GmbH & Co. KG
Stainless Steel Accents
Armstrong World Industries
Acoustical Ceilings, Grids
BASWA Acoustic
Acoustical Plaster
Casalgrande Padana
Floor and Wall Tile
Armstrong Flooring
Resilient Flooring
Gerflor
Resilient Flooring
Tate
Raised Flooring
Lithonia Lighting
Interior Ambient Lighting
LaMar Lighting
Interior Ambient Lighting
Gotham
Downlights
Selux
Exterior Lighting
Lumenpulse
Exterior Lighting
Boca Flasher
Exterior Lighting
Lucifer Lighting Company
Exterior Lighting
USAI Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Aion LED
Exterior Lighting
Finelite
Exterior Lighting
Axis Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Schindler
Elevators
Kohler
Plumbing Fixtures
Syserco
Energy Management System
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