HOK Designs 240-Foot-Tall Tower for Boston Properties in San Francisco
Boston Properties has proposed a 1.1 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development for San Francisco’s Central SoMa neighborhood.
The urban campus includes a 240-foot-tall tower and a 130-foot-tall midrise. Plans allocate more than 1 million square feet for office space and 9,900 square feet for retail; an additional 53,600 square feet is proposed as flexible space.
HOK’s design accentuates the elegant and sculpted impression of the tower portion as viewed from the neighborhood and distance along the skyline. The various carvings into the tower result in a mass that resembles several individual buildings, rather than a single monolithic tower.
“‘We think of this as an urban campus that will be attractive to large tech tenants,’ said Michael Tymoff, senior project manager at Boston Properties. ‘We want the project to reflect the Central SoMa neighborhood, and have it not be a downtown office building or suburban office park from an architectural perspective.’”
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