Park Tower at Transbay

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Park Tower at Transbay
Park Tower at Transbay is located in San Francisco
Park Tower at Transbay
Location within San Francisco
Park Tower at Transbay is located in California
Park Tower at Transbay
Park Tower at Transbay (California)
Park Tower at Transbay is located in the United States
Park Tower at Transbay
Park Tower at Transbay (the United States)
General information
StatusUnder construction
TypeCommercial offices
Location250 Howard Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°47′25″N 122°23′39″W / 37.7903°N 122.3943°W / 37.7903; -122.3943Coordinates: 37°47′25″N 122°23′39″W / 37.7903°N 122.3943°W / 37.7903; -122.3943
Construction startedOctober 2015
Estimated completionLate 2018
Architectural605 ft (184 m)
Roof550 ft (170 m)
Technical details
Floor count43
Floor area743,000 sq ft (69,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectGoettsch Partners
Solomon Coldwell Buenz
DeveloperMetLife Inc.
John Buck Co.
Golub Real Estate Development

Park Tower at Transbay is a 43-story, 605-foot (184 m) office skyscraper under construction in San Francisco, California. The tower will be located on Block 5 of the San Francisco Transbay development plan at the corner of Beale and Howard Streets, near the Transbay Transit Center.[5] The tower will contain 743,000 square feet (69,000 m2) of office space.[6] The entire building will be leased by Facebook when it opens in 2019.[7]


Block 5, an area bounded by Howard, Main, Beale and Natoma Streets, was formerly a state-owned parcel used for ramps leading to the since-demolished Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero Freeway. The block is bisected by a driveway for the neighboring Providian Financial Building.[8] Although zoned for residential development, the San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure issued a request for proposal for a 550-foot (170 m) tower with 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2) of office space.[9]

Four development teams submitted proposals for the site: Boston Properties with Kohn Pedersen Fox; Golub Real Estate and The John Buck Company with Goettsch Partners and Solomon Cordwell Buenz; Jay Paul Company with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Kilroy Realty with Pelli Clarke Pelli.[10] The proposal from Golub Real Estate and The John Buck Company was ultimately selected,[11] featuring a number of large, outdoor terraces on both the northwest and southeast corners of the building.[5] The development group paid US$172.5 million to acquire the property in September 2015.[12][13] Ceremonial groundbreaking took place on October 6, 2015,[4][14] with MetLife taking a majority stake in the project,[15] reportedly worth US$345 million for a 95% ownership stake.[16]


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  1. ^ Park Tower at Transbay at Emporis
  2. ^ "Park Tower at Transbay". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ "Transbay Tower Design - Block 5". Goettsch Partners. San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "MetLife, The John Buck Company and Golub Form Partnership to Develop Office Complex in Downtown San Francisco" (Press release). Business Wire. October 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context". SocketSite. November 21, 2014.
  6. ^ Weinberg, Cory (July 13, 2015). "Soaring office tower approved to hit San Francisco's skyline". San Francisco Business Times.
  7. ^ Brinklow, Adam (2018-05-14). "Facebook leases entire Park Tower high-rise [Update]". Curbed SF. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  8. ^ "An Unexpected Transbay Twist And Block Redesign". SocketSite. April 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Elsen, Tracy (April 4, 2014). "Transbay Block 5 Tower Will Be Commercial Not Residential". Curbed SF.
  10. ^ Weintraub, Adam (June 26, 2014). "Veteran developers chase high-profile Transbay office site". San Francisco Business Times.
  11. ^ Weintraub, Adam (July 24, 2014). "Chicago-based team leads in race to develop Transbay Block 5". San Francisco Business Times.
  12. ^ "Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony". SocketSite. November 14, 2014.
  13. ^ @ParkTowerSF (September 24, 2015). "Park Tower's #land purchase has been finalized & #construction is commencing immediately! Learn more at #CRE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Nicolo, Rob (November 8, 2015). "250 Howard: Another Site Joins SoMa's Building Boom". SFHog.
  15. ^ Yu, Hui-Yong (October 6, 2015). "MetLife Takes Majority Stake in New San Francisco Office Tower". Bloomberg.
  16. ^ Peterson, Jon (October 7, 2015). "MetLife Places $345MM into Transbay Office Development". The Registry.