Pelli Clark Pelli with HKS Architects has made design revisions to their Transbay Parcel F proposal, the final building expected to rise within the transformative Transbay District in San Francisco. The 64-storey tower at 550 Howard Street now features a gentler overall expression, swapping hard right angles and asymmetry for a softer and more elegant sculptural identity.
Developed by a joint venture called F4 Transbay Partners — consisting of Hines, Broad Street Principal Investments, and Urban Pacific Development — the project would entertain a healthy mix of uses. Its 200 residences would be scattered among the upper 27 floors of the tower, while the remaining bulk hosts 16 levels of office space and a 250-room hotel. The residential and office lobbies, marked by a smooth glass exterior, would face Howard Street.
Natoma Street, which has largely been cannibalized by the development site and the adjacent Transbay Transit Center, will be converted into a pedestrian mews lined on either side by retail. Renderings for this space show people strolling by patio furniture underneath a webbing of lights and a pedestrian bridge connecting the tower's fifth floor to the rooftop park on the new transit hub.
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|Related Companies:||Broad Street Principal Investments, F4 Transbay Partners, Hines, HKS Architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Urban Pacific Development|