Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070 ft (326 m) supertall office skyscraper under construction in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco. Located at 415 Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, next to the Transbay Transit Center site, Salesforce Tower is the centerpiece of the San Francisco Transbay redevelopment plan that contains a mix of office, transportation, retail, and residential uses. When completed, the tower will be the tallest in San Francisco and a defining building in the burgeoning South of Market area. With a top roof height of 970 feet (300 m) and an overall height of 1,070 feet (330 m), it will be the second tallest building west of the Mississippi River after the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles.
|Cira Centre, Philadelphia|
Born: October 12, 1926 (age 90)
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Nationality: Argentine – United States citizen
Awards: Doctor of Arts, CTBUH Skyscraper Award, The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award
Practice: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Design: Metallic, art deco-influenced buildings
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Key Tower, Cleveland
Cira Centre, Philadelphia
30 Hudson Street, Jersey City
1 Canada Square, London
Riverview Plaza, Wuhan
|Pelli in 2010|
After studying architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Pelli completed his studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He started his career in the New Haven offices of architect Eero Saarinen.
He emigrated to the United States in 1952 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1964. He married Diana Balmori, a landscape and urban designer. They have two children: Denis, a neurobiologist and Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University and Rafael Pelli, also well-known architect.
Pelli served as dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 1977 to 1984. His firm employs about 100 architects, designers, and support staff in New Haven, Connecticut.
|Petronas Towers, Malaysia|
In 2004, his famous work Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur received the Aga Khan Award.
On May 15, 2004 the University of Minnesota Duluth awarded Pelli an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
On May 26, 2008, Yale University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Arts degree to Pelli for his work in architecture.
He received the The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in 2008 to honor his work in the field of tall buildings.
In 2012, Konex Foundation from Argentina, granted him the Diamond Konex Award for Visual Arts as the most important artist in the last decade in his country.
Project Designer, Eero Saarinen
TWA Terminal Building, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York
City, New York
Morse College & Ezra Stiles College, Yale University
Director of Design at Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, Los Angeles, California
COMSAT Laboratories, in Clarksburg, Maryland, 1967–1968 (with landscape
architect Lester Collins)
Partner, Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, 1968–1976
Cesar Pelli and Associates, 1977, currently known as Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, Architects
|Key Tower, Cleveland|
1982: "Skyscrapers," Perspecta 18, pp. 134–151.
1984: Introduction to The Second Generation by Esther McCoy (Peregrine Smith Books)
1999: Observations for Young Architects (Monacelli Press)
2002: Foreword to Ralph Rapson: Sketches and Drawings from Around the World by Ralph Rapson (Afton Historical Society Press)
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects