Welcome to San Francisco Rising, where Curbed checks in on the status of new towers contributing to San Francisco's increasingly tall skyline. Want to know more about a specific tower? Leave a comment after the jump or drop an email.
Tower: Transbay Tower
Height: 1,070 feet, 63 stories
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Specs: 63 floors, ground floor retail, public plaza, bridge connecting to Transbay Transit Center, public art.
Currently: A call to the planning office reveals that the building permit has finally been issued as of September 27 along with a 6 month permit to reserve street parking around the site as of October 10. It appears initial excavation is just getting underway. Expect progress to be slow at first, but speed up as more earth is moved for the multi-story basement.
Height: 400 feet/43 floors and 350 feet/38 floors
Specs: 655 condos from studio to 3-bedrroms, 2 commercial spaces totaling 9,500 sq. ft., 650 plus valet parking spaces, 75-foot lap pool, spa and 24-hour business center.
Currently: Excavation of the massive site covering over half a SoMa block is moving along. Support walls along the perimeter are up, clearing the way to excavate the remainder of the site and begin prep for foundation pouring, which will still be a while off. Don't expect to see this one rise above the ground until early-to-mid 2014, while the sales office will open in summer 2014.
Tower: Hampton Inn
Height: 15 floors
Architect: Stanton Architecture
Specs: 174 room 3-star hotel,green roof, ground floor retail, setbacks on both frontages.
Currently: The hotel has risen above street level and support walls are concurrently being poured for both the first and second floor. The lower portion of the building before setbacks will be 5-6 stories, so once that is completed expect to see this future hotel rise to its full height very rapidly.
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