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Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Redevelopment Closer to Reality

While likely drafted to sweeten the pot for Aegon’s $700 million sale of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, Redwood Park and the two other office buildings on the block, the plans for expanding the footprint of the existing building at 545 Sansome Street, which could be extended to Washington Street... Read More »

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

New Plans for Pyramid Adjacent Parcel Have Been Drawn

Plans to raze the nine-story office building at 545 Sansome Street, which abuts the privately-owned Redwood Park at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, between Washington and Clay, and construct a cylindrical 38-story residential tower dubbed “555 Washington” on the corner parcel were in the running to be approved back... Read More »

Refined Designs and Feedback for the Fourth Tallest Tower in S.F.

Refined Designs and Feedback for the Fourth Tallest Tower in S.F.

The proposed 64-story tower to rise at 550 Howard Street, on Transbay Parcel F, would reach a height of 806 feet as proposed, making it the fourth tallest tower in San Francisco, behind the Salesforce/Transbay Tower, the future Oceanwide tower at 50 First Street, and San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid... Read More »

Plans For San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Are Taking Shape

Plans For San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Are Taking Shape

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has refined their plans for a pair of towers to rise at First and Mission, the tallest of which is designed to reach a height of 910 feet and would become the second tallest building in San Francisco behind the Salesforce Tower, which will rise to a height... Read More »

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has inked a deal to purchase the 50 First Street development site and plans for the second-tallest tower to rise over 900 feet in San Francisco for $296 million, nearly 150 percent more than the $122 million that local developer TMG Partners and Northwood Investors paid... Read More »

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble Over 555 Washington

Let’s Get Ready To Rumble Over 555 Washington

We’ll call the divide rather apropos considering the controversy that surrounded the development of San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid right next door. And later today, “the commissions that oversee the city’s parks and planning departments are to meet in joint session on whether to approve the development at 555... Read More »

Out Of The Shadow And Into The Spotlight: 555 Washington Designs

Out Of The Shadow And Into The Spotlight: 555 Washington Designs

The developers behind a proposed 38-story and 248-unit condo tower in the shadow of the Transamerica Pyramid are pushing forward. From the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 555 Washington project: The proposed new 336,585 gross square-foot 38-story, 390-foot-high project building plus 35-foot mechanical penthouse would contain about 248... Read More »

One Rincon Hill: Another Fontana Or Transamerica In The Making?

One Rincon Hill: Another Fontana Or Transamerica In The Making?

As far as we’re concerned, it’s simply too soon to judge. And of course, it’s too soon to know. But a reader puts it quite well, “Is One Rincon the Fontana Building, or the Transamerica Pyramid, of the first decade of the 21st Century?” The Fontana Building has been... Read More »

248 Condos (and 38 Stories) In The Shadow Of The Pyramid

248 Condos (and 38 Stories) In The Shadow Of The Pyramid

According to J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times, “Transamerica Pyramid owner Aegon Group has tapped Lowe Enterprises to develop a 38-story condo tower on a vacant lot adjacent to the financial district landmark.” Lowe is proposing a 248-unit building that would trigger a redesign of... Read More »