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Old April 12th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #1261
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Well fortunately the web sector, unlike banking, is prone to rapid change. In 10 years, I'd be surprised if Salesforce (and thus this tower) still has that name.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #1262
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Dunder Mifflin Center would be nice but that's just me.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #1263
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Well fortunately the web sector, unlike banking, is prone to rapid change. In 10 years, I'd be surprised if Salesforce (and thus this tower) still has that name.
For the record, it's a 15 year lease. They must be planning to stick around, whether or not their plans work out.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 08:21 PM   #1264
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Kind of militaristic name for a company, don't you think?

"General, our bridgehead in sector 9G is cornered by enemy customers! We need salesforce support!"
Yeah, but it doesn't act militaristic. Out-of-towners may not know that Salesforce founding CEO Marc Benioff has recently given the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center $200M to build one new children's hospital and renovate another. This may be the most money any of these new tech titans (other than Bill Gates) have given to charity. In any case, Benioff is well on his way to becoming known as one of the city's greatest benefactors so he can probably name his headquarters anything he wants.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #1265
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Yeah, they already get the TransAmerica Pyramid, to continue the tradition this should be TransBay. And in such a gay friendly city, with a large population of transgender people, it would made sense.

But whatever, it is already named salesforce.
How about a nice compromise?

Transforce Tower?
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #1266
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For the record, it's a 15 year lease. They must be planning to stick around, whether or not their plans work out.
What I mean is they could merge, be acquired, rebrand, etc. Especially considering how Facebook and Google are sucking up every available company like they were Microsoft circa 1999.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #1267
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Holy Smokes Batman, they already changed the name on the advertisement board that surrounds the property and they just announced it yesterday! To bad Oracle didn't sign that lease because that would have been a good name!
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Old April 12th, 2014, 10:53 PM   #1268
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What I mean is they could merge, be acquired, rebrand, etc. Especially considering how Facebook and Google are sucking up every available company like they were Microsoft circa 1999.
Salesforce is a 10,000+ employee company with billions in revenues, and has already been around for 15 years. Not exactly comparable to an Instagram or WhatsApp. I wouldn't bank on a name change. Either way it's hardly important.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 11:02 PM   #1269
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Heh, well I work for a $20-billion-a-year company, and it just got acquired, resulting in a name change on the building. So maybe that's where my head is at. But I'm not banking on it, just trying to provide a little hope for those that think the name sucks (which it does).

At the end of the day, I'm just excited the thing is finally getting off the ground.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #1270
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Old April 12th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #1271
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Heh, well I work for a $20-billion-a-year company, and it just got acquired, resulting in a name change on the building. So maybe that's where my head is at. But I'm not banking on it, just trying to provide a little hope for those that think the name sucks (which it does).

At the end of the day, I'm just excited the thing is finally getting off the ground.
Salesforce is the largest and most successful at what it does. It is more likely to be the acquirer than the acquired. But Google had their shot at this building. Six months or so ago the betting was that they would take much of the space. In fact, people thought that was why Boston Properties was billing it as a "campus in the sky". Salesforce, after all, leased the entire 30-story building under construction across the street (and it was assumed would put their name on it).
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 02:27 AM   #1272
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 10:58 AM   #1273
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Comparing this to Chinese construction. I feel pity for the workers in China. I haven't been focusing on a lot of American construction, the workers do not live on the site right? Its kind of a rhetorical question but still.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 09:37 PM   #1274
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Comparing this to Chinese construction. I feel pity for the workers in China. I haven't been focusing on a lot of American construction, the workers do not live on the site right? Its kind of a rhetorical question but still.
Of course they don't, do they in China?
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 09:40 PM   #1275
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Of course they don't, do they in China?
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There are better example pictures but I found this one first. If those aren't barracks for workers what are they?
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 10:24 PM   #1276
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Worst Tower Name Ever.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 10:36 PM   #1277
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Worst Tower Name Ever.
Yea, it's the name of a tech company though, go figure.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 02:44 AM   #1278
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Salesforce is a 10,000+ employee company with billions in revenues, and has already been around for 15 years. Not exactly comparable to an Instagram or WhatsApp. I wouldn't bank on a name change. Either way it's hardly important.
Billions in revenues and a 15 cent name.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #1279
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Captain Obvious to the rescue:

Nothing prevents us from continuing to refer to the future building as the Transbay Tower. I still refer to the Willis Tower as the Sears Tower, after all, and no one misunderstands or corrects me. Believe it or not, there are still folks in NYC who refer to 1WTC as the "Freedom Tower," a name that I personally detest, though cannot abolish.

If branding the Transbay Tower with the official "Salesforce" title will get this thing erected in a timely fashion, I say go for it.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #1280
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LOl, it could be even far worse than that. Imagine if it would be called "We have the Zenith" or "Oh My God"
I think We've the Zenith sounds amazing. When I first heard it I thought it was a Yugioh card or some anime from my teen years
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