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Salesforce Tower


Salesforce Tower
Transit Tower, Transbay Transit Tower, Transbay Tower


Structure in General

under construction [foundation work]
composite structure
curtain wall


commercial office
service branch(es) shop(s)


  • The design was selected from a competition comprising two other entries, one by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP at 1375 feet high, the other by the Richard Rogers Partnership at 1287 feet high.
  • Upon completion, this will be the tallest building in North America outside New York City and Chicago.
  • In 2008, the height restriction in the city was still 550 feet. For the tower to be built the TJPA will have to receive approval from the Planning Commission.
  • The Pelli / Hines design best met the TJPA's operational, functional, and aesthetic requirements, and Hines' offer of a purchase price of $350,000,000 for the Tower property was significantly higher than the offers by the other Teams.
  • Unlike the other proposals, the Hines' proposal is designed for 100% commercial office.
  • The structure features passive solar shading, geothermal cooling, high performance glazing and wind power generated by four wind turbines.
  • Soon after the announcement the proposal came under critcism that the plan was too conservative, provided no housing, and was more or less a copy of Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.
  • Salesforce will lease the building's bottom 30 stories as well as the top floor. The leasing contract has been announced on April 11, 2014.

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Mission Street & First Street

Technical Data

1,070.01 ft

Involved Companies


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Also recorded for this building:

building physics, concrete supplier, developer, energy consultant, environmental consultant, general contractor, landscape architect, MEP engineering, project management, property management, structural engineering, tenant