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Old November 11th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #1601
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Since there has been so much guessing and speculation:



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I hate that. They act like the Wilshire Grand doesn't exist.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #1602
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Actually, I think Wilshire's core is close to topping out. So probably more than halfway completed.

Glad to see them at least finally pouring the foundation slab.

In terms of height, the WG is beyond the halfway mark. The core is a few levels above the steel superstructure, sitting close to the 60th floor of 73. Height-wise, it has officially passed the neighboring Figueroa at Wilshire skyscraper, which means the WG in its current state stands at over 717 feet, leaving only 400 feet to go - and a substantial amount of that height is covered by the spire.

In terms of timeline to completion, it's hard to say where the WG is. There's been no news of construction delays, so it's still on course to be completed on time. For all I know, though, it could be ~70% finished in terms of height, but only 40% complete overall.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 01:37 AM   #1603
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I hate that. They act like the Wilshire Grand doesn't exist.
Cause we here in the Bay Area never want to say anything good about LA and just want to trash LA in every way to feel good about it.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #1604
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I hate that. They act like the Wilshire Grand doesn't exist.
We know it exists. We just don't care. And it has a thread--talk about it there, not here. It's got nothing to do with this building.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 04:59 AM   #1605
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All along they said it would be completed in 2017. There is no shot now.
It will be completed in 2017. The end of 2017 is 2 years off. Plenty of time.

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SF's Soon-To-Be Tallest Building Pours Foundation, Will Now Rise Quickly
BY JAY BARMANN IN NEWS ON NOV 10, 2015 11:40 AM

. . . the Salesforce Tower construction site was a nexus of major activity on Sunday as an army of cement mixers rolled through to deliver a truly massive amount of concrete for the tower's foundation. Over 18 hours, as CBS 5 reports, 1,300 truckloads of concrete were delivered to the site in order to pour a slab 14 feet thick, forming the base of what will be the tallest building in the western US, at 1,070 feet tall. Developer Boston Properties' construction project director Rob Kain says, "This was one of the largest pours in San Francisco history," and that slab, the height of a double-decker bus, is reinforced with steel rebar as thick as a man's fist.

Construction on the tower began in 2013, but with towers like this, "getting out of the ground" is the part that takes the longest. Now that this slab has been poured, the crew expects to be out of the ground by January, with the tower rising rapidly on SF's skyline throughout the next year, topping off by the end of 2016. Completion of the building is set for 2017 . . . .
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Old November 11th, 2015, 05:00 AM   #1606
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^ They are going to fill that entire whole with concrete! Does anybody know how they use the concrete forming system and pumps in a skyscraper.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 05:02 AM   #1607
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In terms of height, the WG is beyond the halfway mark. The core is a few levels above the steel superstructure, sitting close to the 60th floor of 73. Height-wise, it has officially passed the neighboring Figueroa at Wilshire skyscraper, which means the WG in its current state stands at over 717 feet, leaving only 400 feet to go - and a substantial amount of that height is covered by the spire.

In terms of timeline to completion, it's hard to say where the WG is. There's been no news of construction delays, so it's still on course to be completed on time. For all I know, though, it could be ~70% finished in terms of height, but only 40% complete overall.
This has nothing to do with the Salesforce Tower. Why are you posting it here? Nobody comes to this thread for information about some other building.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 05:04 AM   #1608
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^ They are going to fill that entire whole with concrete! Does anybody know how they use the concrete forming system and pumps in a skyscraper.
There are NOT filling the hole with concrete. They poured a 14 ft thick slab. Above that will be basement levels.
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Old November 11th, 2015, 06:18 AM   #1609
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Old November 18th, 2015, 11:44 AM   #1611
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11/16 edwards @ ssp



Core is rising.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #1612
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Yay!! Need to visit next year.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #1613
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this is moving nicely now and the terminal is too.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #1614
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And they are using CEMEX concrete!!
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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:31 AM   #1615
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Old November 21st, 2015, 11:24 PM   #1616
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And they are using CEMEX concrete!!
Cemex is one of the largest concrete suppliers in the southwest. Not unusual that they are using it.

Salesforce.com just reported great earnings. I expect Marc Benioff can't wait to move in.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 11:36 PM   #1617
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this is moving nicely now and the terminal is too.
They are now saying they will be above ground early in 2016. Here in earthquake country a building like this MUST have solid foundations sitting on bedrock and so it is normal for the foundation work to take half the construction time.

Once again . . . both terminal and tower are supposed to be finished in late 2017 and I still see no reason to doubt that.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 04:35 AM   #1618
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amazing project. I like the design!
I agree!

I congratulate San Francisco (one of the very best cities in North America in my view) for getting this soaring elegant tower!
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 09:05 PM   #1619
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I expect the tower to start shooting up quickly now that the foundation work is complete. The forms for the core are already making themselves known on the cameras. Look at how fast nearby 181 Fremont has shot up. Park Place, a block away is busy with foundation work. I am fortunate to drive through this area daily, but pictures are extremely difficult because of the traffic police and congestion in the area. I'll try, though.

How exciting to to be able to watch three major towers rising as well as one of the most sophisticated and largest transportation hubs in the country being constructed at the same time. Lucky for us we will have new residential towers rising in SOMA as well as two new skyscrapers rising once they get through the entitlement process. I am sure there are more than I am forgetting.

Exciting times for the Bay Area indeed!
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 07:46 PM   #1620
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I wish the 181 Fremont Tower was also 1000+ feet tall. Too bad SF will only have one 1000 ft tall building while LA has 2 now. I wonder if they will ever approve a supertall in SF ever again.
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