BOSTON — Boston Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust, and co-development partner, Hines, announced that Salesforce Tower is now the tallest building in San Francisco. It surpassed the Transamerica Pyramid at 853 feet when it reached 867 feet. The building will continue to grow until it reaches 1,070 feet, at which time it will be the tallest office building west of Chicago.

The building features an HVAC system that will distribute outdoor air to each floor. The unique, underfloor air delivery system circulates air directly to tenants’ spaces and features individual control capability. This system is designed to provide enhanced IAQ and is part of an HVAC system that is designed to be up to 40 percent more energy efficient than those used in standard office buildings.

Construction of the Salesforce Tower began in 2013. It boasts 1.4 million square feet of space. It is engineered with enhanced seismic safety and high-performance design features in mind. Salesforce Tower is a pre-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum project.

“We are extremely proud of the quality of construction and innovative attributes of this project,” said Bob Pester, executive vice president and regional manager, San Francisco Region for Boston Properties. “The building offers everything for our tenants — safety, beauty, functionality, and a great location. It is very rewarding to have this outcome on such a high profile project.”

“Seeing this complex project reach a major milestone in the San Francisco skyline is a proud moment for our team,” added Paul Paradis, Hines senior managing director. “Still, the best is yet to come, as we move closer to delivering this cutting-edge technology and engineering to our city.”

The next phases of the project scheduled for 2016 include topping off core walls in early November and topping structural steel in March 2017. The base core and shell work will be completed in the second quarter of 2017 with plans for tenants to take occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Publication date: 10/31/2016

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