[maxgallery name=”salesforce-campus”]With over 4,000 employees in San Francisco, Salesforce has become a dominant economic force within the city. In the last several years, their seemingly endless office space appetite has gobbled up commercial building floors throughout the city’s Financial, Downtown and SoMa districts. Currently, they hold leases in the following buildings:
Their two latest lease deals at the future 350 Mission and Salesforce Tower consumed an additional 1.2 million sq. feet of office space. The company is currently looking to consolidate some of their other spaces through subleasing and make the area surrounding these two towers the heart of their new campus. We recently toured the area to gauge current construction progress and identify any notable activities.
350 Mission Street
[maxgallery name=”salesforce-350-mission-street”]Developer Kilroy Realty Corporation is making considerable progress on the 455 foot tower with the building now rising above the ninth floor. The reinforced concrete structure contains stacks of floors supported by a thick concrete core and outer perimeter pillars. The sturdy core design utilizes less material than traditional designs and lends to open column free interior floor plates. Notable features of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed building include an energy efficient HVAC system utilizing underground water, an alternating angled glass panel facade, and a 50 foot tall lobby containing a large media projection wall. The sole tenant of the 30 story tower, Salesforce, is expected to occupy the building when builder Webcor completes construction sometime in 2015.
Salesforce Tower (formerly Transbay Tower)
[maxgallery name=”salesforce-salesforce-tower”]Salesforce’s most recent lease deal incorporates a 15 1/2 year agreement with owners Boston Properties and Hines Interests LP to secure half of the future Salesforce Tower’s (formerly Transbay Tower) 61 floors. At 1,070 feet, the tower will be the tallest building in San Francisco and reside in the burgeoning Transbay neighborhood which includes the Transbay Terminal and future upcoming residential buildings. Contractors Clark Construction Group and Hathaway Dinwiddie are building the tower with a concrete core surrounded by a steel frame and glass facade. Notable features of the Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects designed tower include metal external sunshades, low emissive hung windows, and a well integrated connection with the upcoming Transbay Terminal. Using excavation equipment, construction crews are drilling shafts more 300 feet below the surface to support the future massive above ground structure. The tower is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.