OEM and tower activity in San Francisco and beyond

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Mitsubishi Electric US Opens New Office in San Francisco. Distinctive New Tower for San Francisco’s Civic Center Area.

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Residences, stores, hotel rooms on the drawing board.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

City Approves Plan for 56-Story Downtown Tower City officials have approved a plan for a 56-story mixed-use tower in the city’s downtown, Connect California reported on August 20. The plan, by Chicago-based Tribune Real Estate Holdings, would place the tower on top of the Historic Broadway subway station under construction at South Spring Street, South…

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One tall residential building under construction; another long-planned development approved.

By Elevator World | July 1, 2020

New Residential High Rise Going Up on Westside A Gensler-designed 34-story building currently under construction on Los Angeles’ Westside is poised to become the area’s first residential high rise in nearly 40 years, Archinect reported in May. The 376-unit tower, rising west of the 405 Freeway, is being developed by Douglas Emmett and includes a…

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Tall building plans unfold in L.A. and San Diego, and a venue is set to get escalators.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2020

Developer Acquires Land for L.A. Megaproject A Chinese developer has acquired the land for Olympia (ELEVATOR WORLD, March and August 2017), a US$1-billion residential/retail megaproject in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported in December 2019. The developer, City Century, closed on the land purchase about three years after first announcing plans to build…

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Progress on towers in northern, southern cities and a new hire

By Elevator World | January 1, 2020

Four Seasons Residential Tower Tops Out in San Francisco The upcoming Four Seasons Private Residences in San Francisco topped out in November 2019 with the hoisting of the fnal beam, Curbed San Francisco reported. The 45-story, 510-ft-tall high-rise tower will ofer 146 homes, with prices set to begin at US$2.5 million. There will also be…

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Construction on towers starts, while one stops on the West Coast.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2019

Sacramento Skyline Projections for Next Decade The Sacramento Bee projected how Sacramento’s future skyline will look, reporting on 11 upcoming high rises for the city over the next 10 years. Citing a housing shortage and increasing populations in it and other western cities, such as Denver; Seattle; and Long Beach, California, it said the decided…

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Beach development, market-rate high rise set to come to Southern California.

By Elevator World | September 1, 2019

L.A. Committee Approves High Rise With Market-Rate Condos The Los Angeles City Council’s planning and land-use- management committee approved plans for a 41-story tower at Figueroa and Eighth streets. The building will include 438 condos and approximately 5,000 ft2 of commercial space on the ground floor. There will also be an enclosed parking structure with…

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Company forms, skyscrapers progress in L.A., San Francisco and Oakland.

By Elevator World | August 1, 2019

Luxury Residential Skyscraper Completed in San Francisco The Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed its 56-story glass tower in San Francisco’s Transbay District, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reports. The building, called The Avery, includes condominium residences and apartment rentals as well as a 4,312-ft2 penthouse on the 56th floor.…

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Tower development continues in L.A., and a major transit upgrade is greenlit in San Francisco.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2019

Tree-Inspired Tower to Gain Height A new mixed-use tower planned for downtown Los Angeles may be taller than the original proposal, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported in February. Citing new renderings, CTBUH said the so-called “Sky Trees LA” project would place a tower as tall as 70 stories on the…

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Plans move forward for tall buildings concentrating in the downtown area.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

New Renderings of Jenga-Like Tower for Downtown New renderings of a Jenga-like, 53-story, 789-ft.-tall mixed-use tower designed by Arquitectonica on a site that wraps around the historic Pershing Square Building in downtown Los Angeles have been released, The Architect’s Newspaper reported. The renderings are part of an environmental impact statement published by the City of…

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