Over in Rincon Hill, it seems there are more construction cranes in the sky than there are people on the street. Development is everywhere, which makes it easy to lose track of exactly what's going on at each site. To make things a little clearer, we mapped towers proposed and under construction in the neighborhood last April, and today we'll check in to see how some of the projects are progressing. All photos were taken on August 13, 2014.
↑ The massive Arquitectonica-designed Lumina condo development broke ground last June. Since then, construction has chugged along steadily at Tishman Speyer's two-tower, 656-unit project. The buildings now dominate the surrounding landscape, and are visible throughout the fast-evolving neighborhood. Assuming there are no major mishaps à la Mission Bay 360, Lumina is on track to open in 2016.
↑ Crescent Heights' 45 Lansing is trying to steal the attention away from its towering neighbors at One Rincon Hill. The building is less than halfway up, but it's already made a serious impact on the skyline. Glass cladding is already being installed on the lower floors. When complete, the HKS-designed building will offer 320 units, 265 parking spaces, and a plethora of luxury amenities.
↑ At 340 Fremont, excavation is progressing rapidly, and the project's construction crane has already been assembled. At this rate, the tower should reach street level well before the end of the year. Once it's done, Handel Architects' 348-unit building will rise 40 stories and deliver expansive views of the bay.
↑ Construction is in full swing at 399 Fremont, and the tower is already well above street level. As of Wednesday, construction crews were busy pouring concrete for the building's fourth floor. The project was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and will rise to 400 feet. The building, which sits prominently at the corner of Fremont and Harrison, will offer a grand total of 452 units and 238 parking spaces. UPDATE (3/24/15): This story has been updated to reflect that Handel Architects is the designer of 340 Fremont, not SOM. We regret the error.
· Mapping Big Changes for Rincon Hill and the Transbay Area [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of Lumina [Curbed SF]
· Fire Destroys Mission Bay Building Under Construction [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of 45 Lansing [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of 340 Fremont [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of 399 Fremont [Curbed SF]