At 399 Fremont, construction is well underway on a 440-foot tower featuring 452 new rental units and 238 underground parking spaces. Solomon Cordwell Buenz has once again updated designs for the tower, which was first proposed way back in 2006. The changes are most visible on the glassy new building's mid-rise attachment, which has lost the yellow accent panels that would have framed its windows. The design tweaks have led SCB to release a new set of renderings, which showcase the tower and the significant presence it'll have on San Francisco's skyline. At the moment, the area around the building feels more like Dubai than S.F., with gleaming new condos springing up all around the neighborhood. Assuming construction moves along smoothly, the building should be ready for occupancy in April of 2016.
· 399 Fremont [SCB Architects]
· Mapping Big Changes for Rincon Hill and the Transbay Area [Curbed SF]