Salesforce Tower is Pre-Certified for LEED CS Platinum

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Another one of The Conco Companies’ projects is the Salesforce Tower currently under construction in downtown San Francisco. Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the lead architect on the project noted that, “The tower will be an elegant and exciting line on the skyline of a great city.” For our part, we are providing extensive concrete services for the Tower, which, after the Wilshire Grand Center in L.A., will be the second tallest building west of the Mississippi when it opens in 2017.

The Tower has already been given the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest rating, the LEED Core and Shell Pre-Certified Platinum, and meets or exceeds the levels of sustainability set by the new, more stringent building codes. Features of the 61-story Tower include an innovative air system that brings outside air to every floor to provide occupants with outdoor-fresh air. In addition special glass and sunshades will allow natural light in but control the amount of solar heat.

Pedestrian friendly, the Tower is within walking distance to restaurants and several forms of public transportation. Located just blocks from a BART Station and the freeway, it is adjacent to the new San Francisco Transbay Transit Center that is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The Transit Center will connect 11 transit systems to eight counties throughout the Bay Area as well as connect the planned high speed rail system from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

As part of the Transbay Transit Center Project, the Transbay neighborhood will have more than 6 million square feet of office space; over 4,000 units of new housing; and almost 1,000 new hotel rooms in addition to the Salesforce Tower. Another interesting aspect of the project is a proposed 5.4 acre public rooftop park that sits atop the Transit Center. The park will feature amenities such as an amphitheater, water features, a restaurant, gardens and more.

At The Conco Companies, we are one of the leading concrete contractors in the Western U.S. and offer a wide range of quality services and products. Our experience includes providing services for commercial, educational, parking and other construction development as well as public works projects. We serve California, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.

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