salesforce tower panorama

Rendering: Salesforce Tower

The Salesforce Tower, soon to house cloud computing company Salesforce, is still a year from completion, but last Friday it became San Francisco’s tallest building.

The tower straddles the city’s bustling Financial District as well as the SOMA neighborhood, an area rife with tech companies and major corporations. Renderings show that once finished, the Salesforce Tower will be a reflective goliath rising high above San Francisco’s other downtown skyscrapers at 1,070 feet. The plan is for Salesforce to occupy the first 30 of the building’s 61 floors.

salesforce tower aerial

Rendering: Salesforce Tower

salesforce tower ground

Rendering: Salesforce Tower

Prior to last Friday, the 853-foot Transamerica Pyramid held the title of San Francisco’s tallest building. It gained that designation when it was completed in 1972, beating out the Bank of America Center, which held the position from 1969 to 1972. Famous for appearing in the films “Dirty Harry,” “The Towering Inferno” and “An Eye for an Eye,” the Bank of America Center took the baton from 44 Montgomery Street, which was San Francisco’s tallest building for two short years from 1967 to 1969. 

The very first building to be hailed as the tallest building in San Francisco was built in 1853, and it was known as Montgomery Block. Lauded as one of the safest buildings in the city, it stayed true to its tagline by being the only major building in downtown San Francisco left standing after the devastating 1906 earthquake.

For a full photo recap of all the tallest buildings of San Francisco, scroll through our story here.

Developments featured in this article

More Like This

Facebook Chatter