Monday, November 7, 2016

San Francisco's new Salesforce Tower to be the secend tallest building west of the Mississippi - Part 1

Salesforce Tower

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
César Pelli

Born: October 12, 1926 (age 90)
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

Nationality: Argentine – United States citizen

Occupation: Architect

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
César Pelli (born October 12, 1926), founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli, is an Argentine American architect known for designing some of the world's tallest buildings and other major urban landmarks. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) listed Pelli among the ten most influential living American architects. His many awards include the 1995 AIA Gold Medal which recognizes a body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Perhaps his most famous work are the Petronas Twin Towers, which were for a time the world's tallest buildings. He also designed the World Financial Center complex in downtown Manhattan.

Personal life

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
Awards and honors

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)

External links

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects


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