Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco
Height
1
To Tip:
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
326.1 m / 1,070 ft
2
Architectural:
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."
326.1 m / 1,070 ft
3
Occupied:
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
274.6 m / 901 ft
1 2 3 Salesforce Tower Outline
  Floors
Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).
61
Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.
3
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Transbay Transit Center

Type

Complex

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Country

United States

Function

hotel / office / residential

# of Apartments

1,216

# of Hotel Rooms

189

# of Parking Spaces

668

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 Salesforce Tower
2018 326.1 m / 1,070 ft 61 Concrete-Steel Composite Office
2 181 Fremont
2018 246.9 m / 810 ft 56 All-Steel Residential / Office
3 542-550 Howard Street
- 243.8 m / 800 ft 61 N/A Office / Residential / Hotel
4 The Avery
2019 188.4 m / 618 ft 56 All-Concrete Residential
5 500 Folsom
2019 132.6 m / 435 ft 42 All-Concrete Residential

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Worldwide 2019 Winner

2019 CTBUH Awards

Best Tall Building 300-399 meters 2019 Winner

2019 CTBUH Awards

MEP Engineering Award 2019 Award of Excellence

2019 CTBUH Awards

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

12 December 2018 - CTBUH News

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced

5 December 2018 - Awards

Videos

31 October 2017

Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

Research

25 April 2019

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

Global News

22 March 2021

New San Francisco Tower Approved

San Francisco supervisors approved on 16 March, 2021 an 806 foot (245 meter) tower that could be the city's fourth-tallest building, the culmination of a...

31 October 2017

Interview: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Fred Clarke, Aïcha Woods & Mark Shoemaker of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

03 November 2016

Interview: Ron Klemencic

Ron Klemencic, Chairman & CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, discusses some of his personal favorite projects with Chris Bentley, during the 2016 CTBUH Awards Symposium at...

17 September 2014

Sustainability with a View

All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved...

03 March 2008

San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives

Jeffrey Heller & Clark Manus, of Heller Manus, talked about San Francisco as an interesting and prototypical example of what is and will be happening...

18 September 2014

A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism

Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America,...

25 April 2019

Best Tall Buildings 2019: Dominant Trends

CTBUH

This year, CTBUH has vastly expanded its Awards program to consider the Best Tall Building category through several classes of height, rather than geographic regions,...

12 December 2018

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

CTBUH Research

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’...

27 April 2018

Debating Tall: Landscrapers vs. Skyscrapers

Amy Webb, New York University; Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects

What does the office of the future look like? The leading tech industry giants all seem to agree the main goal is “connectivity” that forges...

16 September 2014

Sustainability with a View

Susanna See, WSP

All truly great outcomes are the result of collaboration. In a building’s life cycle, collaboration between designers, owners, builders and users can result in improved...

03 March 2008

San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives

Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus & Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus Architects

The past decades have shown some major changes in our urban settlements. The globalization of our societies and economies has brought change to cities. This...

16 September 2014

A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism

Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects

Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America,...

20 March 2020

Tall + Urban Innovation 2020: Dominant Trends

CTBUH Research

Providing a global overview of tall building development, design and construction, the CTBUH Awards Program and related Tall + Urban Innovation Conference annually survey projects,...

22 March 2021

New San Francisco Tower Approved

San Francisco supervisors approved on 16 March, 2021 an 806 foot (245 meter) tower that could be the city's fourth-tallest building, the culmination of a...

29 January 2020

Skyscraper Inches Towards Approval in San Francisco

The Planning Commission in San Francisco has approved a new 61-story, 806-foot (246-meter) mixed-use tower at Transbay Center. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for...

05 December 2019

Revised Design for San Francisco Tower Submitted

The proposed tower on Transbay Parcel F, in downtown San Francisco, has gone through a redesign that shaved off space and planned housing. The developers...

20 June 2019

New 28-Story Skyscraper to be Built in Oakland

The CEO of Kaiser Permanente announced 17 June 2019 that the company will be constructing a new headquarters in Oakland and will call it The...

17 June 2019

A 56-Story Luxury Residential Tower in San Francisco Has Completed

OMA has completed a 56-story glass tower in San Francisco’s Transbay District, which contains a combination of condominium residences and apartment rentals. The project, titled...

12 December 2018

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2018

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade continued in 2018, though the total number of completed buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height leveled off at 143, after hitting an all-time record of 147 in 2017.

5 December 2018

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced

These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.

22 August 2018

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers

CTBUH has released a Tall Buildings in Numbers (TBIN) interactive data study on the world's tallest buildings with dampers.

17 January 2018

2018 Tall Building Predictions

Check out all of our 2018 Tall Building Predictions, and dive into the full 2017 Tall Building Year in Review data report.

29 October 2017

CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop Talks Industry Developments

During the CTBUH 2017 Conference, the CTBUH Seismic Working Group Workshop welcomed a handful of industry experts to discuss the latest advances in performance-based seismic design.

20 September 2017

CTBUH Beijing Hosts Innovative Building-Making Presentations

CTBUH Beijing hosted the Innovative Building-Making presentation at Arup’s Beijing office, where industry experts discussed the design of some of their most innovative projects.

30 October 2015

San Francisco Regional Tour

CTBUH 2015 delegates toured San Francisco and its architectural marvels, from new construction to old historic buildings.

3 June 2014

CTBUH San Francisco Hosts Capacity Crowd for Transbay Discussion

A panel discussion featuring the two tallest buildings in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower and 181 Fremont Street, was attended by approximately 125 people.