Slightly hidden from view by translucent printed fence screens, open pits are being unearthed throughout many districts of San Francisco. These pits will contain the foundation work and parking areas for many of the future new structures and high rises. A relatively small cone of mud, sand and gravel is what’s left of an almost completely unearthed pit between the corners of Howard and Second street. The trench will soon lay the foundation base for the new skyscraper being constructed at 222 Second Street. What the 370 foot office building lacks in height it makes up in girth as renderings show a rather bulky building that artistically exercises with different notions of stacked boxes. Despite the broad dimensions, the building’s skin supposedly will have a LEED friendly curtain design with overlapping hung glass panels that should bring an interesting visual aesthetic. Tishman Speyer began construction of the building in August 2013 and expects completion in summer 2015.
For more information visit San Francisco Planning project for 222 Second Street.