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A Virtual Tour Of 555 Mission Street (And Downtown San Francisco)

A Virtual Tour Of 555 Mission Street (And Downtown San Francisco)

555 Mission Street (downtown San Francisco between first and second) is a thirty-three story office tower that’s being developed by Tishman Speyer, is “registered for LEED certification,” and should be completed around October 2008. And if you don’t feel like waiting a year to see how the tower will... Read More »

Party Live Like A Rock Star (Once Again, Quite Literally)

Party Live Like A Rock Star (Once Again, Quite Literally)

It’s a boutique mixed use building at 544 Natoma Street that was designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects in 2002 (and commissioned by Tony Espinoza/Sally Haskovec) to house a digital recording studio (San Francisco Soundworks) and its parade of recording artists (in two three-story residences) above. The residences (which were... Read More »

Mo’ Money Coming To Mission Bay While Mid-Market’s On A Mission

While the developers of the 2.7 million-square-foot campus in south Mission Bay have officially expanded their horizons beyond life sciences and will now actively court the darlings of the valley (traditional technology firms, and yes, “web 2.0” start-ups), a mid-Market community benefit district (funded by property owners) has been... Read More »

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

According to the San Francisco Business Times, a “blue-ribbon panel on the future of San Francisco’s cruise ship industry” (“led by former Port Commissioner Frankie Lee and Chamber of Commerce President Steve Falk”) agrees with what Frederick noted back in April: San Francisco’s new cruise ship terminal will likely... Read More »

It’s Official: Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines Win The Transbay Competition

It’s Official, the Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines team have won the Transbay Terminal and Tower design competition. But even as they selected the Hines-Pelli team over two rivals, leaders of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority stressed that the proposal now on the table is a starting point, not a fait... Read More »

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

It’s true, the Hines/Pelli Clarke Pelli proposal for “City Park” has won (save an uprising by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, or the Planning Commission) the design competition for San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower. The winning Transbay terminal proposal by developer... Read More »

Add Another (Proposed) Tower To The Transbay Mix (181 Fremont)

Add Another (Proposed) Tower To The Transbay Mix (181 Fremont)

Another tower, this one a mere 900 feet, has been proposed for the area surrounding San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower. And according to J.K. Dineen, the “razor-thin skyscraper” at 181 Fremont “would include 500,000 square feet of office space beneath about 140 residential condominiums.” The Fremont Street... Read More »

A Greener View In The Works For Some At BLŪ (And Others)

A Greener View In The Works For Some At BLŪ (And Others)

TMG Partners has engaged Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) to bring a completely new skin (likely glass and stone), public plaza (at third and Folsom), and green overhaul (targeting LEED silver) to the ex-AT&T compound at 680 Folsom. And while it might not seem like a typical SocketSite story,... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

Yes, all three proposals include wind turbines on top of their towers; will aim to achieve either Gold or Platinum LEED certification; and plan to rise between 1,100 and 1,350 feet in the air. Other than that, all three aim to redefine “the center of San Francisco” in very... Read More »

An Ode To Offices Or A Rethinking Of Residential?

In February we noted that Miami developer Don Peebles was unloading 250 Brannan, a vacant commercial space which was purchased in March, 2006 for $19.8M and then entitled for 54 uberluxury loft condos. A couple of weeks ago, the deal was done (sale price of $31M) and it will... Read More »