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Old April 29th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #1861
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It's rising so fast!
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Old April 29th, 2016, 01:36 PM   #1862
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Also will there be an observation deck?
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Old April 29th, 2016, 01:40 PM   #1863
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Yada yada yada.

It took 2 years (construction began in 2013, it rose above street level as 2016 began)--to essentially build a 300 ft subterranean structure anchoring it to bedrock. This is absolutely normal timing for the Bay Area. You can generally figure ½ the construction time is spent on foundations that will withstand an 8.0 earthquake and that, as it turns out, is just about what it took for this building.

These repetitive "it was just a hole for so long" comments from people who don't bother reading back even a page or so to understand what's going on are boring.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 02:55 PM   #1864
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Yada yada yada.

It took 2 years (construction began in 2013, it rose above street level as 2016 began)--to essentially build a 300 ft subterranean structure anchoring it to bedrock. This is absolutely normal timing for the Bay Area. You can generally figure ½ the construction time is spent on foundations that will withstand an 8.0 earthquake and that, as it turns out, is just about what it took for this building.

These repetitive "it was just a hole for so long" comments from people who don't bother reading back even a page or so to understand what's going on are boring.
I have been following this thread for more than 2 years probably 3 even. I wasn't complaining in any way and I know very well that construction in the bay area is different from any other place in the US due to specific geographic and geologic conditions. I was just commenting on facts and rejoicing in the fact that this was rising. No need to be aggressive and start attacking people. Sorry to respond I just felt like I had to stand up.
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Old April 30th, 2016, 04:55 AM   #1865
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Old April 30th, 2016, 06:18 PM   #1866
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Old May 1st, 2016, 07:51 PM   #1867
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For all it's below grade foundational depth, how many occupiable basement levels will it have?
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 04:39 AM   #1868
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 10:50 AM   #1869
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Old May 2nd, 2016, 04:02 PM   #1870
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It growns pretty fast, I wonder when the first cladding will appear.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 12:30 AM   #1871
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It is exciting that it is going up pretty fast now. If only if it was finished already.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:21 AM   #1872
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #1873
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I have been following this thread for more than 2 years probably 3 even. I wasn't complaining in any way and I know very well that construction in the bay area is different from any other place in the US due to specific geographic and geologic conditions. I was just commenting on facts and rejoicing in the fact that this was rising. No need to be aggressive and start attacking people. Sorry to respond I just felt like I had to stand up.
If you read back through the thread it is full of page after page of people saying "nothing is happening" or "it's going too slowly". Clearly, these people themselves haven't read through the thread or learned much about the project which has a complicated history. It's not a simple "builder buys lot, builds building" story and never has been.

From the beginning the plan was to tear down the old terminal and replace it with a new terminal largely paid for by selling part of the lot for a tower . . . and to complete both terminal and tower simultaneously in 2017. And that is exactly what is happening. The construction schedule has been known and followed fairly closely (for such a large project) and there have been no major delays in spite of the many posts complaining of what the posters perceived as delay.

I am not being aggressive so much as expressing a growing frustration at people who don't read posts previous to their own and make comments about something they don't know much about. It really isn't very contributory to a discussion of the project to complain about delay that isn't delay and that has already been explained several times.

I'm glad you are rejoicing. So am I and all of us interested in the project. It is transforming a central part of the city. But it is right on schedule and any expectation that what is now making us happy should have occurred earlier was mistaken.
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Also will there be an observation deck?
Not that I've seen mentioned anywhere. San Francisco law requires office buildings to provide "public open space" which is sometimes manifested as observation decks and other interior amenities, but this building will provide such space on the ground floor plaza and in the connected 5.4 acre rooftop park, so they wouldn't seem to need to provide anything on the upper levels and I've read nothing about any such space.
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Old May 5th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #1876
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Old May 5th, 2016, 02:46 AM   #1877
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The context--Mission "street canyon"




Closeups--I counted floors. They are up to floor 12 with steel, 16 with the concrete core. Seems like that is how it will be now--steel about 4 floors behind the core.







Work site at the base


As an aside, it's already awesome (in the original sense) standing at its base and imagining how you'll have to crane your neck to look at the top someday soon.
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As an aside, it's already awesome (in the original sense) standing at its base and imagining how you'll have to crane your neck to look at the top someday soon.
I still would have wished that you would have to crane your neck even more.. maybe to some dangerous levels xD.
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Old May 6th, 2016, 11:08 AM   #1879
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"Salesforce Tower's Unique Shape Evident in New Photos"

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The Transamerica Pyramid's peaked roof has been a defining element of the San Francisco skyline since the tower's completion in 1972. At 260 metres — or 853 feet — it's also the tallest building in the city. But it won't be for much longer. The 326-metre (1,070-foot) Salesforce Tower by Boston Properties and Hines is well under construction, and its steel-framed floors are starting to make a bold impact.
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