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New Four Seasons tower in Yerba Buena topped off

The high-rise will come with a $49 million penthouse

A tree in a bucked on a board being lifted by a rope with views of downtown San Francisco in the background.
A tree making it way to the top floor of the new Four Seasons.
Photo by Glodow Nead Communications/Ronin

The upcoming Four Seasons Private Residences at 706 Mission Street, located across the street from Yerba Buena Park, topped off on Wednesday with the ritualistic hoisting of the final beam, including an American flag and small tree.

Designed by Handel Architects, the 45-story, 510-foot high-rise, which also uses the circa-1903 Aroson Building as part of its construction, will offer 146 residences starting in the astronomical $2.5 million price range.

Its 12 penthouse units will be priced in the $15 million to $25 million range.

And the grand penthouse, which will feature roughly 10,000 square feet of residential space and 4,500 square feet of outdoor terraces, comes in at a jarring $49 million.

There will be no below-market-rate homes available. The building is slated for completion in 2020.

The aforementioned 10-story Aronson Building, noted for its Chicago school-style architecture, survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. The interiors are in the process of being altered to allow for residential lofts on levels five through ten, as well as the upcoming Mexican Museum on levels two through four.

The facade is also noteworthy for its lack of all-out glass, a trend that has wore out its welcome in 2019.

“There’s a carved-out stone element to the exterior, combined with glass corners which, by the way, give every unit a glass corner in their living room and dining room,” said lead architect Glenn Rescalvo told Curbed May. “The undulating stone facade provides a craft-like element; the layers of stone and glass create a rhythmic flow and really bring a sense of warmth.”

The Four Seasons tower joins the Four Season Hotel (part hotel and part residences), the St. Regis Tower (ditto), and the Ritz-Carlton Residences in forming an empire of super pricey homes all within a block from each other.

There is a tall skyscraper in the foreground. In the distance is the cityscape of San Francisco. There is a sunset. Renderings by Steelblue, courtesy of Glodow Nead Communications
A living room inside the new Four Seasons.
A bathroom (with windows!) inside the new Four Seasons.