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Old July 25th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #21
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I think this tower is beautiful!! I will be in San Francisco in 2 weeks so I'll go check it out and take pics!

But question- 8,000 sf of retail seems very limited...enough for 2 or 3 shops?
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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #22
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nice buildin, but San Francisco can do more, much more...
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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #23
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actually, compared to the boring box-shaped skyscrapers that make up 99% of the skyline, this building is a breath of fresh air - just for the glass alone!
I agree with everything you said. I know the blue glass is all the rave these days but this building will be a very welcome addition to the SF skyline, not only for the glass but the design looks great as well. Go SF!
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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #24
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wow really nice that is exactly what SF needs.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #25
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what a shame SF is no longer bothering with the white theme that gave it a unique identity. it'll soon look just like everywhere else
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Old July 30th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #26
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what a shame SF is no longer bothering with the white theme that gave it a unique identity. it'll soon look just like everywhere else
Yeah, the alabaster look of the city of San Francisco is fading.

I like this tower though. It looks to be surrounded by a few whitish towers, so perhaps it would reflect them on its facade.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #27
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This is quite a big development for SF, looking at those skyline renderings its looks impressive.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #28
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This building doesn't look too bad, it blends well with the existing skyline, and doesn't stick out in such a strange way like One Rincon.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 03:55 AM   #29
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Nice but not impressive at all.


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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #30
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Nice, but better were possible...

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Client: Millennium Partners
Facility: Residential, Retail, Parking, Public Atrium
Size: 1 Million SF
Cost: $350 Million
Status: Under Construction

This project consists of a 60-story residential tower, a nine-story mid-rise portion with apartments, an amenity level, retail space, and a public glass atrium. The design creates a significant architectural landmark for the transformation of the Transbay Terminal district in San Francisco.

In total the project includes 419 condominium units, 18,900 square feet of amenity space, 8,000 square feet of retail space, and underground parking for 350 cars. At 645 feet, the tower will be the fourth-tallest structure on the city's skyline.

The tower's exterior design creates the impression of a translucent crystal. Delicately detailed and taut in character, the exterior incorporates a variety of glass and metal fins to craft a sense of lightness and transparency. The exterior profile of the tower has been sculpted with chamfered corners and faceted planes creating a perception that the tower's silhouette shifts as the light changes throughout the day.


Publications
"Sleek and Stylish: New high-rise towers reshape San Francisco's skyline," California Construction, May 2007.

"Heart of Glass: Millennium Tower is a sleek, prismatic gem...," San Francisco Magazine, March 2006.

"Condo Tower Ready to Soar," San Francisco Business Times, 29 July 2005.

"The Art and Science of Peace and Quiet," Architectural Record, February 2005.

"A chance to reach new heights: Towers could energize S.F. skyline," San Francisco Chronicle, 21 December 2003.

"Planners approve 58-story tower," San Francisco Chronicle, 01 August 2003.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:49 PM   #31
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Looks great, but nothing too special. the top looks very good!
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