In addition to plans for a 75-story residential tower to rise on the current parking garage site at 50 Main, Hines is planning to redevelop and rebrand the adjacent Pacific Gas and Electric tower at 77 Beale Street once PG&E vacates the block and completes its move to the East Bay.
The one-million-square-foot tower would be re-cored and completely re-skinned, but remain an office building, with a new tapered, crystalline wrapper; a protected rooftop “sky garden;” new entry plazas and retail spaces; and a 5,000-square foot “Wintergarden” at its base.
The tower’s existing mat slab and pile foundation would be “enhanced” as well, with new piles driven down to the bedrock below. And the block’s historic office complex fronting Market, Beale and Main Streets is to be renovated, with an expansion mid-block.
And to complete the “Atlas Project,” over an acre of new courtyards, performance areas, rooftop decks and pocket parks, “each animated by adjacent retail amenities” would be interspersed throughout the block, yielding a new “high-performance live-work-play campus” dubbed 200 Mission Street.
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