The lot at 350 Bush Street sat idle for more than a decade, and the 19-story Heller Manus-designed tower proposed for the site has gone through a number of design changes over the years. Lincoln Property Co. was finally able to line up funding for the tower last March, and last week demolition got under way. A new promotional video, embedded above and instrumentally scored (muting is advisable), showcases the tower's assets, which include open floor plans, a lobby inserted into the rehabbed historic Mining Exchange Building, as well as a roomy rooftop deck complete with wind-slashing glass walls. Crews began clearing a building off the site last week, and all finally appeared to be going smoothly until the project's most recent snag.
Unfortunately, a portion of the building under demolition (the former Bush Street McDonald's) collapsed onto the street. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, though the Department of Building Inspection will look into the incident. Assuming the rest of the site maintains basic intactness, 350 Bush should be ready for occupancy by late 2016.
· The FiDi's 350 Bush Redesigned and Revealed, Goes Glassy [Curbed SF]
· Lincoln Property to Start First North of Market Office Tower in SF in a decade [SF Business Journal]
· Bricks Tumble to Street at San Francisco Demolition Site [KTVU]