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CTBUH Names San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower World’s « Best Tall Building »

Salesforce Tower, the cone shaped monolithic masterpiece that highlights San Francisco’s skyline received the highest accolade from CTBUH in the previous summer.

It was chosen against several of the most high profile structures and projects in the metropolitan area. According to CTBUH, Salesforce Tower was selected due to several factors:

  • Significant integration with its urban habitat

  • Structural efficiency

  • Sustainability

  • Focus on occupant health

A Bit of History

Salesforce Tower was formerly known as Transbay Tower. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority selected Hines Interests Limited Partnership as the developer of the project. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in March 27, 2013.

Salesforce signed a lease for the property in April 11, 2014 and became the building’s major tenant. The company leased 714,000 square feet. The other tenants were Accenture, WeWork, Burling, Bain & Company, and a few others. The skyscraper was later renamed as Salesforce Tower.

Salesforce Tower was officially opened in 2018 and tenants moved in on January 8 of that year. They named the 61st floor (the top floor) as the Ohana Floor, which currently serves as the viewing deck and lounge for guests and employees of Salesforce.

CTBUH’s Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

The award of Best Tall Building was handed to Salesforce during CTBUH’s Tall + Urban Innovation Conference. There were a total of 20 projects that were awarded during that ceremony that was held in Shenzhen in China.

Apart from the best tall building award, there were also other categories as well. Other categories that were awarded include best tall mixed-use building, best tall residential or hotel building, and best tall office building.

Salesforce Tower Design

The core of the skyscraper is constructed from reinforced concrete. It also has a surrounding structural steel frame plus a steel and glass curtain wall. The tower is designed to withstand the strongest earthquakes. It is truly a magnificent structure that should last a lifetime.

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