Way back in 2008, 535 Mission won our Best Building (That Didn't Actually Get Built) award. Shoot forward five years and the building boom is back in full swing, so 535 Mission has crawled out of the development black hole of the late 2000s. The HOK-designed, 27-story office building will reach a height of 378 feet. Construction began back in 2008 before being suspended due to the poor economy, giving this tower a head start on its now opening date of late 2014. The site was previously abandoned by Beacon Capital Partners due to the economy's downturn, so Boston Properties bought it when the latest tsunami of cash hit the Bay Area's building scene. When completed it will be adjacent to the Transbay Transit Center via a pedestrian plaza along Shaw Alley, and a double-height entry will greet visitors. The building is slated for LEED Gold certification.
·Curbed Awards Presents Best Building (That Didn't Actually Get Built) [Curbed SF]
·Exclusive First Look at Transbay Transit Center Construction [Curbed SF]
·535 Mission [Boston Properties]