San Francisco's downtown core is a veritable hotbed of development activity. It seems no matter where you turn, you're face to face with construction hoarding or situated below a swinging tower crane. The Transbay Transit Center and its surrounding lands are the primary recipient of the city's latest round of tallest projects, including the Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont, which are altering the composition of the skyline with every piece of steel placed. Set to continue the urban evolution of the downtown core is the Park Tower at Transbay, a 43-storey office tower by the team of Golub & CompanyThe John Buck Company, and MetLife

Park Tower at Transbay, image via Goettsch Partners

Much like the neighbouring developments currently taking shape, the tower's curtain wall and glass fin facade brings reflectivity and texture to the cityscape. Designed by Goettsch Partners and Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the skyscraper will incorporate 14 exclusive sky decks and over 50,000 square feet of outdoor and open space. 

Park Tower at Transbay, image via Goettsch Partners

With varying core configurations and floor plans ranging from 12,000 to 27,500 square feet, Park Tower can easily attract and accommodate a multitude of users. Owing to its natural ventilation, green spaces, ample daylight, and advanced building systems, the development has already been pre-certified LEED Gold

Sky decks on the Park Tower at Transbay, image via Goettsch Partners

The ground breaking ceremony was held in October, and since then, a plethora of heavy machinery has been brought to the site. Only two levels of parking are included in the project, so the construction process on the subterranean levels should be relatively swift. A good portion of the neighbourhood will likely be unrecognizable when the 2018 delivery date rolls around, thanks to the burgeoning development scene gripping the South of Market district. 

Heavy machinery at the Park Tower at Transbay site, image by Forum contributor edwards

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