They’re Building another ‘Saleforce’ Tower Next to the Old One
The same architects that built what’s commonly known as the Salesforce Butt Plug, are now building a second tower, with the same amount of floors (61 stories) nearly next to it, or just across the park. They are scheduled to break ground in early 2022 and finish in 2026. FML.
You can already see that Salesforce monstrosity from nearly every street in the city as it is.
Rendering of the 61-story mixed-use tower planned for 550 Howard St. in the Transbay District. The project is planning to break ground in the first quarter of 2022 Image courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli
The new mixed-use skyscraper will be at 550 Howard St. in the Transbay District, or what luxury realtors are trying to call ‘The East Cut’ these days. (Fuck them too btw). With plenty of fancy office space, the skyscraper will also have “170 luxury condos and a deluxe 180-room Rosewood Hotel, complete with a lap pool, spa, indoor/outdoor restaurant, events spaces, patisserie and a signature private lounge concept,” according to their press release.
There’s already a Rosewood hotel in Palo Alto renting rooms from $1000-$1,300 a night. So rad bro.
This whole project feels ironic, when you consider that most of the city’s current hotel rooms have been empty for 20 months, and most of our office space is the same way. But obviously these realtors are planning on San Francisco retaking its place as international hub for wealthy assholes, by 2026. Build, baby build.
The ‘Salesforce’ tower by the way, was not built by Salesforce and is not owned by Salesforce. They simply paid $110 millions dollars for the naming rights for 25 years. Once that expires, the tower could be called anything, if the money’s right.
This new 800-foot tower, also designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the same architects who designed the Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Tower, will be shorter than the Salesforce tower by some 200 ft. Although the buildings have the same amount of floors, the Saleforce tower has that big dome/screen on top, along with private observation decks ect.
It’s anyone’s guess what tech company will buy the naming rights to it. Maybe it will be called the ‘Pinterest Prick’, or the Tik Tok Tower’ maybe the ‘Delta Airlines Dome’ who knows?
Since the news only broke this morning we don’t yet have a perfect name for the new tower, let us know which you prefer in comments, or suggest your own: