Transit-focused community development leads the way forward in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA

Parcel F is a landmark tower that will soar sixty-one stories into San Francisco’s transforming skyline. Located at the west end of the bustling  Salesforce Transit Center, this mixed-use tower will be home to class-A office space, a five-star Rosewood hotel, dining and retail, and luxury residencies. The tower will connect directly to the Transit Center and public rooftop park via a pedestrian bridge from the fifth floor.

luxury residential units
The tower’s pedestrian bridge will connect directly to the Transit Center’s rooftop public park with over five acres of native trees, leafy gardens, fountains, public art, and green spaces.
The tower’s residential amenities feature terraces with panoramic views of the city, bay, and the quintessential fog banks that sweep over the famous bridges. 

Challenges open the door to innovative thinking

One third of the site is situated atop an underground train box that houses the commuter rail and future high-speed train that will connect to Los Angeles, bringing over twenty million people a year through the Transit Center. Public art, intuitive wayfinding, and extensive dining and retail options will enliven the area to create a vibrant daily experience for residents, visitors, and daily commuters.

As the tower reaches the sky, its vertical piers transform into delicate latticework and concave glass, culminating in an elegant crown.

Celebrating the Bay Area’s rich history and geography

As the tower ascends, white piers accentuate its verticality and culminate in a detailed crown that references San Francisco’s iconic Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, and Pacific Bell Building and their symbolic deference to the sky. Anchored by the area’s history and stunning landscape, the tower reflects the city’s commitment to revitalizing the community through transit-based development.

The tower’s location in the heart of the city’s most desirable amenities include direct access to Salesforce Transit Center and its 5.4-acre public rooftop park — an urban outdoor haven for recreation, entertainment, and relaxation. 
The ground level will be a central gathering place to dine and meet up with friends. 
“In a city with such incredible beauty and spirit, we set out to create a building that belongs to San Francisco and nowhere else.” — Susana La Porta Drago, AIA, LEED AP

More About the Project

Project Team

Principal Collaborators

  • Architect of Record: HKS Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • MEP: Alvine Engineering

Project Information

  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Client: Hines, Urban Pacific Development, Goldman Sachs
  • Size: 1,100,000 sq. ft. / 102,193 sq. m.
  • Height: 800 ft. / 244 m.
  • Completion: 2026
  • Certification: LEED Gold Objective
  • Firm Role: Design Architect
  • Renderings courtesy of Steelblue