Rendering: Boston Properties
It won’t be long before the Salesforce Tower assumes its title as San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper. The foundation of the 1,070-foot, 61-story building was poured last November, and workers are currently on site a minimum of 18 hours a day. The latest update is that an exterior curtain is being added to its lowest levels.
Located in the South of Market neighborhood, otherwise known as SOMA, the Salesforce Tower will be near a bevy of local restaurants, public transportation and AT&T Park. Developer Boston Properties is marketing it as a vertical campus, and a “first-of-its-kind workspace designed specifically to promote the health and well-being of its inhabitants.” Fittingly, far from the aesthetic seen in “Office Space,” the building’s ceilings will be 13 feet high, while 10-foot windows will be made of continuous glass.
Cloud computing company Salesforce will be occupying the lower 30 levels of the building, and the plan is to lease out the upper levels. To entice occupants, Boston Properties has created a video about the tower that shows San Francisco as an idyllic utopia for Millennials. It forgot to pan over the sidewalk human feces and abject homelessness, but that’s besides the point — the vibe is “Stepford Wives” for the tech professional.
If intrigued by the Salesforce Tower’s amenities, you can click here for information on leasing office space. The building is scheduled for completion in 2018.