[maxgallery name=”181-fremont-spring-2015-development-update”]For these neck of the woods where height limits control the growth of most new buildings, an 802 foot tall building is an impactful structure. With its final floor rising to 700 feet and its spire penetrating the sky an additional 102 feet, 181 Fremont will join an exclusive club of new 800 plus foot high towers (which will also include the future Salesforce Tower and 50 First Street) reshaping San Francisco’s southern skyline. Nearly 18 months since groundbreaking, contractor Level 10 has begun erecting the tower’s superstructure over a recently completed reinforced concrete foundation. A peek over the site’s 10 foot high perimeter walls last week showed a developing steel frame now rising above street level. Compared to the foundation buildout, tower construction should now show swift visible progress in the upcoming months as the building’s ascending skeletal frame becomes increasing noticeable from nearby streets.
[maxgallery name=”181-fremont-renderings-spring-2015″]181 Fremont defies traditional tower design with a lower irregular stance incorporating tilted edges and shifting angular sides through its first 36 stories. Large multi-floor diagonal braces zigzagging up the entire building’s sides and sawtooth positioned windows give design continuity on both macro and micro scale. The building’s residencies on the top 15 floors are sandwiched between a lower open terrace and angular roof topped with an offset spire. Heller Manus Architects has penned a modern, attractive, and compelling design that gives visual interest while simultaneously maintaining constraint and controlling eccentricity.
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