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350 Mission Fire

There’s a fire in the 30-story tower which is under construction at 350 Mission Street and workers are being evacuated.

According to a reader on the scene, it “looks like (the fire is) on the higher floors on the Beale Street side” (as opposed to the Fremont Street side pictured above).

Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), the tower is being developed by Kilroy Realty and is slated to be occupied by Salesforce.com which has signed a 14-year lease for the entire building.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by R

    That building is cursed!

  2. Posted by c_q

    Saw smoke (and not that much) about the 3rd or 4th floor in the breezeway between that building and the one next door on mission (blue cross/shield). All the construction workers were evacuated to the plaza between that building and 45 fremont – about a third were taking pictures with their phones it seemed.

    what’s up with that building anyway? this is the same building where scaffolding collapsed a year ago or so, two workers seriously injured.

  3. Posted by MDG399

    Anything that SFDC does would be a nightmare anyway….Icky company

    • Posted by Just My Opinion

      Interested in why you think SFDC is an “icky” company. Please share.
      It seems from an outsider looking in that Benioff is one of the most philanthropic of his peers. He and his foundation have given tens of millions to the UCSF Children’s Hospital, and tens of millions more to non-profits. He has urged his counterparts to do the same. His company has invested heavily into San Francisco and brought thousands of good jobs. In his most recent move, when Indiana passed the horrific bill that permitted discrimination against gays, he said he would pay any Salesforce employee $50K to move out of the state if they wanted to. I am sure that SF is not perfect, but is the glass half full or half empty?

      Any BTW, SF is just a tenant. It is Kilroy’s building.

      • Posted by MDG399

        LOL – Benioff is wonderful, smart, savvy and very good at marketing. All of his philanthropy is great, good for the community and very self serving. The Company culture was truly shark tank awful. Ex-SFDC employee here. People last on average 11 months there. That’s the ½ life of a SFDC employee. This is not gossip. It’s fact….. Yeah – they’re growing like crazy and it’s a multi-Bn$$ company…so who am I to criticize, right…? well… I know what I experience….. cheers

        • Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

          The culture at all companies experiencing rapid growth and success is very cut-throat. Such a culture is not for everyone. I haven’t worked at SFDC – in fact I have turned down an offer from them – but I have worked at several other high-flying tech companies. Looking back on some of those experiences, the most financially successful periods were by far the most stressful and exhausting. And there was high attrition because people who were high performers elsewhere were just average and people who were average elsewhere were now underperformers and being either managed out or ignored. I’ll let you decide which category you were in at SFDC. Your assertion that the company is “icky” and everything they do is a nightmare I think speaks for itself.

          • Posted by MDG399

            LMAO – I love your assumptions – and you even admit you’ve never worked there . yet you’re passing judgement on me. Amazing.

          • Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

            If you don’t want people to make assumptions why don’t you answer the question? You’re the one who started off with a totally irrelevant comment about the future tenant of a building under construction being an “icky” company, and in trying to elaborate you came off as an indignant fool who couldn’t perform in a competitive culture.

          • Posted by Amewsed

            Nasty doer: I like to hear about “irrelevant” topics since there is always a nugget of truth in them. So why silence those who wish to speak the truth and provide some insight? Afraid you might learn something new? I can appreciate your comments though I tend to ignore most of them because they aren’t relevant or helpful to me. They may be slightly relevant to others.

          • Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

            Who’s silencing anyone? What might we learn from a comment that a company is “icky” when there’s no explanation given? Truth? Insight? Where?

    • Posted by Amewsed

      I have a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to philanthropy. Most of it is self-serving. To the multi-millionaire, charity is a tax deduction that has an added perk of naming rights and “buying” favor, getting VIP treatment from the particular organization.

      For instance, if I were to donate a large sum of money to UCSF, I would want some part of it to be named “Amewsed’s (late) Mother” + I will provide a short list of UCSF employees who I want to be fired or “let go” during inevitable cost-cutting.

      • Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

        I agree. Philanthropy and charity are terrible, and we should all condemn it with bitter and snarky comments on the internet.

  4. Posted by Joel

    I am literally surprised the editor used a non-witty headline.

  5. Posted by invented

    Noted Joel. Editor’s headlines are THE best. Always and consistently. For this story, no wit is right.

  6. Posted by Jim

    I was looking at my cell phone walking to work 2 weeks ago when I heard some yelling “get the F off my jobsite!!!” when I looked up this guy was running to me, still yelling. I realized I had walked 3/4 way through the jobsite on the Fremont side of the building.There were 5 or 6 people who followed me who were not staring at their phones like me. So was obviously not clear that we all just wandered onto a jobsite. I work for a GC so I should have known better to not paying attention walking around this heavily active construction part of town.

    How’d that happen you ask? The gate for the driveway for the drop off zone was wide open and not a construction worker with in 30′-40′ from this gaping opening in their poorly operated construction site. These guys need a tune up before someone gets hurt…AGAIN!

    • Posted by Fishchum

      Or maybe you could put your phone away and pay attention to where you’re walking?

  7. Posted by Jim

    I came back to the jobsite the next morning and told the safety mgr how I felt. People could die!

  8. Posted by C

    I don’t see a fire. Heard it was a false alarm.

    • Posted by shza

      It was earlier. I don’t think it was huge but there was definitely smoke billowing up from the Beale street side at around 9 this morning (and at least six fire trucks unspooling multiple hoses).

  9. Posted by minka

    There was a mission bay building (residences) which had a huge fire that was linked to a change in regulation. I don’t remember the details but it had to do with when sprinklers were required in the building. Now there is more time for a building during construction to have no sprinklers. The objection was the cost so this brought construction cost down. Again, not sure of details. Anyway I wonder if that figured in here.

    • Posted by jwb

      Luckily the salesforce tower isn’t built out of wood.

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