SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The 62-story Salesforce Tower topped off on April 7, 20017. The $1 billion dollar high rise is at present the tallest office building west of Chicago. Developers Boston Properties Inc. and Hines broke ground on the 1.4 million-square-foot (130,000-square-meter) tower in 2013.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff related how his father, a former city supervisor, told him "how the future of San Francisco was rising up,” he said at the ceremony yesterday for the topping off of the building. That served, he said, as inspiration for both Salesforce and it's future home.
Salesforce Tower is beside the Transbay Transit Center, a $6 billion project that will tie together 11 transportation systems. In addition to transit, the center will feature a 5.4-acre (2.2-hectare) rooftop park.
("Strategics" visitors will note that the Bruzzone Strategic Investments home page intentionally features a view from Pier 14 in San Francisco, with the Salesforce Tower in the background.)
For more information and pictures taken during the topping off ceremony, consider this report from Bloomberg.