The boxy towers of One Market Plaza are two of the blandest buildings on San Francisco's skyline, but the tenants they'll soon host are not so boring. Two weeks ago, when Google bought the nearby 188 Embarcadero, the tech giant also inked a lease for 250,000 square feet in One Market's Spear Tower. Visa, which just a few years ago decided to leave SF for Foster City, has come running back, moving into 111,000 square feet in the Steuart Tower last week. Meanwhile, the complex's common areas and massive central atrium are getting a $25M sprucing. The upgrades, which will wind down next spring, will add stone paving, a couple of atrium cafés, and new public seating on the concourse. There will also be space for 20 shops, which should increase activity along the comparatively quiet Spear Street. Unfortunately, the redo won't add much pizzazz to One Market's oh-so-70s exterior, but bringing more life to street level is a good start. We've got the renderings, which for some reason include a cameo by Bill Clinton in a sailor jacket.
· One Market's Latest Tenant [Bis Now]
· Google Buys 188 Embarcadero, Casts Anchor in South Beach [Curbed SF]
· Visa Realizes its Mistake, Moves 500 Jobs Back to S.F. [Curbed SF]