The current building boom will bring us the tallest and third tallest buildings in the city, feature about a bazillion millions of vertical glass, and possibly repaint the image of a certain San Francisco slumlord. Here now, a map featuring all of the city's towers (15 or more floors) currently under construction or headed for a 2013 groundbreaking. Are you a loose lipped land-use lawyer, chatty planner, or gossipy architect that knows of a project that we missed? Email us and let us know! (Bonus love if you have renderings). - Michael ConradRead More
Mapping 12 Towers Currently Being Built
This glassy 27-story office tower located in SOMA is under construction and will eventually reach a height of 378 feet. The HOK-designed building is scheduled for completion by fall, 2014.
One Rincon Hill, Tower 2
The much delayed second tower of the One Rincon Hill development is now steadily climbing and will eventually reach 50 stories, just shorter than its older brother next door.
This massive complex, when completed, will feature towers of 18-, 19-, and 37-floors, totaling over 700 apartments. It is expected to ready for occupancy this summer.
This 27-30-story tower, designed by Craig Hartman, is already completely leased out to Salesforce.com, with a total of 440,000 sq. ft.
This 26-Story office tower, to be constructed in SOMA, will feature set-backs on the 5th and 17th floors, as well as 8,600 sq. ft. of open public space. Construction is set to begin later this year.
The massive mid-market project, brought to you by Angelo Sangiacomo and dubbed Trinity Place, has already been under construction for a few years, with the largest of the buildings already risen. When all is complete the project will feature at least 4 towers, ranging in height from 18-26 floors, and 1,900 units.
This 17-flor apartment tower, by developer Avalon Bay, is rising quickly across from the future Twitter headquarters. The glass-enveloped structure will add 260 units to the already busy Mid-Market area.
The butterfly garden at the site has been removed and long term construction parking has been reserved, indicating that this 39-floor residential tower is set to begin construction very soon. The final height is expected at 400 feet, with 330 luxury units.
The "sister" project to the Infinity Towers across the street will feature 37- and 42-floor towers, along with 2 8-floor low-rise buildings. Designed by Arquitectonica, the 669 unit residential project is expected to break ground later this year.
This 15-floor hotel will feature 174 mid-level rooms near Mint Plaza and the Moscone Center. The site, currently under construction, is best known for being the former home of the Kink.com porn studios.
This 700-foot tower will be located adjacent to the Transbay Transit Center, will feature a mix of office, retail and residential space throughout it's 54 floors, as well as a sky-bridge to the transit center itself. With RocketSpace, the current tenant of the site, looking for a new home, this project could break ground before the year is through.
Soon to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the 61-story, 1,070 foot-tall Transbay Tower officially broke ground on March 27th. This tower will be office space over ground floor retail, and be directly connected to the Transbay Transit Center, currently under construction.