UC Berkeley engineer who reviewed tower says "My interests went as far as the concrete." Below that, an additional outside expert was needed, but few buildings opt for soil analysis, even though it’s crucial to the foundation design.
Yerba Buena is the city’s newest neighborhood, slowly coming to fruition with the likes of Solaire, the Infinity Towers, and Lumina adding to its girth. And the latter residential skyscraper has a unit on the market, asking a cool $3,200,000.
As the year draws to a close, Curbed SF asked bigwigs in San Francisco’s architectural, design, and x-factor/je ne sais quois industries to give us their thoughts on 2016, architecturally-speaking. Revealed here are their favorite building projects of the year.
Marking the most expensive condominium sale in San Francisco in more than five years, since the $28 million sale of bonkers the St. Regis penthouse, the penthouse inside the Millennium Tower sold this week for a cool $13 million.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the San Francisco neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 16 areas vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tournament bracket will be reviewed on Friday.
There’s something to be said for the Four Seasons San Francisco. It’s lovely, sure, but not for everyone. And the steely hotel/residential building in Yerba Buena stands as a prickling, contemporary delight compared to its neighbors (e.g., the Park Central Hotel and the polarizing Marriott).
San Francisco’s Millennium Tower has tilted so much that the European Space Agency’s observational satellites can detect it from orbit. In truth, that’s more a testament to the sensitivity of the orbital technology than to the state of the building.
In those heady late ’90s dot-com days of San Francisco, the cosmos flowed freely and the Kozmo orders seemed like they would never end. And during that time, the nifty Parisian lampposts were installed on Howard between Third and Fourth.
A look at San Francisco's skyline these days provokes an inevitable question: Are we really using all of those cranes? The answer, of course, is not only yes, it's a resounding, "Yes, and," as smaller but no less ambitious new buildings and are coming together below skyline level too.
Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one person's penthouse another person's mansion? Let's find out. Today's price: $9,000.
Previously recalcitrant for fear that changing their favored foundation design would be seen as an admission of error, the developer finally gave in to community pressure and promised that the 40-plus story building on Mission will hit rock bottom.
All good things must come to an end, and for the first time since its completion in 1972, the Transamerica Pyramid is not the tallest building in San Francisco. But such milestones are the way of the world, as 13 previous record breakers.
Beating out OracleWorld as the convention to attend along Yerba Buena’s Howard Street stretch between Third and Fourth, Salesforce’s answer to Larry Ellison’s annual fete has turned into quite the scene.
Condo owners holding the bag on the leaning building have appealed to the city to ease off or even eliminate their tax burden. The 163 units were once valued at an average of $2.3 million, but now residents estimate they're worth as little as zero.