Salesforce Tower – Building a New View
The changing skylines across the world are a combination of architectural design elements, advanced construction practices, and the optimization of space. The Salesforce Tower changed the skyline of San Francisco in 2018. The Salesforce Tower was known as the Transbay Tower initially because it is built next to the Transbay Transit Center. The building was renamed the Salesforce Tower after Salesforce.com signed a lease for the new construction resulting in $560 million (US) over 15 years.
This imposing skyscraper contains office, residential, retail, and transportation space equaling 714,000 square feet; however, there is an additional rooftop surrounded by light panels. The rooftop space – called “Ohana Floor” – is on the 61st floor and open to employees and the public. The tower is the second tallest building from ground to tip west of the Mississippi River if you include spires. One of the biggest concerns for this area of San Francisco is earthquakes. With an eye on safety and precaution, the Salesforce Tower was constructed with the following measures:
“To account for this seismic risk, the tower uses a design that is modeled to withstand the strongest earthquakes expected in the region. Its foundation includes 42 piles driven down nearly 300 feet (91 m) to bedrock and a 14-foot (4.3 m) thick foundation mat.” (source)
Although there are 61 office locations across 28 countries, the tower in San Francisco is the corporate headquarters. Learn more about the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
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