181 Freemont Street
Soon to be the tallest mixed-use building in the Western United States, 181 Freemont Street will soar 802 feet in the air. Being built as an office and residential development, where the lower 2/3rd of the building will be office and the top 1/3rd will be uber-luxury residential condominiums, estimated to average over $3,000/SF. The developer behind the project, Jay Paul Company, has announced that the contractor in charge of building the tower has successfully installed a 263 foot construction shaft (26 stories below ground level), which is the deepest in San Francisco history. For the next few months, construction will proceed with building the foundation for the 54-story skyscraper, which is set to clock in at 802 feet when completed in early 2016.
The architect, Heller Manus, is one of the most well respected architects in the neighborhood, reshaping the Transbay, Rincon Hill, and South Beach skyline. Most notable award winning designs are The Infinity, The Metropolitan, Lumina, 199 New Montgomery Street, 555 Mission Street, 55 2nd Street, 160 King Street and 455 Market Street.