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Highrise Watch: Luxury Apartments and Glassy Facades

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: NEMA
Height: 352 feet, 35 floors
Architect: Handel Architects
Specs: 754 studio to three-bedroom apartments, ground floor retail, multiple roof decks, valet underground parking, outdoor public art.
Currently: The south tower is already renting apartments in anticipation of an October 1 occupancy date, with finishing touches happening this month. The north tower is currently getting its dark glassy facade completed, including its decorative jagged crown. Look for the north tower to open its doors in the spring of 2014.

Tower: 535 Mission
Height: 378 feet, 27 floors
Architect: HOK
Specs: 27' entryway, plaza connection to Transbay Transit Center, floor-to-ceiling windows, steel frame allowing column-free floor plate.
Currently: This one is making swift progress. Only a few months ago the lot was a load of gravel over a previously begun foundation, and now it's steel skeleton has already risen about 7 stories off the ground. Expect to see this sleek office tower continue to rise fast as it has an aggressive opening date of late 2014.

Tower: 45 Lansing
Height: 430 feet, 39 floors
Architect: Swedroe/HKS
Specs: 320 studio to two-bedroom apartments, 265 underground parking spaces, 93 bicycle parking spaces
Currently: At this moment the building is simply an incredibly deep hole in the ground. Excavation is still ongoing, months after beginning, and the first bits of the foundation have been poured. Expect to see progress speed up now that their pit has nearly reached bottom, but don't expect to see it rise above ground for quite some time.
·Nema Coverage [Curbed SF]
·45 Lansing Coverage [Curbed SF]
·535 Mission Coverage [Curbed SF]


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