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Rendering: Pacific Eagle Holdings

San Francisco will add yet another SOMA high-rise to its ever-growing skyline. Plans and renderings have been released for 555 Howard, which is slated to become the 4th tallest building in all of San Francisco at 36-stories.

The building’s most notable feature is a public rooftop garden located in the spire. The mixed-use residential and hotel development was designed by the Italian Pritzker prize winning Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the architects behind the California Academy of Sciences’ rebuild in 2008. The firm’s other high-profile projects include the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

The Executive Summary submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department last week proposes 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, a ground floor restaurant and a skybar/cafe on the top floor that boasts panoramic views of the city.

The plan continues, “The Project uses design to create an inviting structure, defined by the open, transparent volume at the ground level with a recessed facade the runs the length of the building at its eastern and western edges to help create articulation on all sides of the building and avoid an overwhelming or dominating appearance with the proposed structure.”

Check out more renderings of the monolith structure below.


Rendering: Pacific Eagle Holdings


Rendering: Pacific Eagle Holdings


Rendering: Pacific Eagle Holdings

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