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From: Frank A. Coluccio12/31/2017 2:41:37 AM
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San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech
By DAVID STREITFELD | NY Times | December 31, 2017

Salesforce Tower, which at 1,070 feet is the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, will be inhabited in January, signaling tech’s triumph in the city.


New Benchmarks in High-Rise Seismic Safety

Jun, 2017 By Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Michael T. Valley, P.E, S.E. and John D. Hooper, P.E., S.E

When completed in 2017, Salesforce Tower will be the tallest building in San Francisco at a height of 1,070 feet (901 feet to the top occupied floor). This super-tall building advances the state-of-the-art of high-rise seismic design through implementation of a number of first-ever design and analysis methods that push limits and set new industry benchmarks. The structural innovations required to create this record-setting, city-defining tower address enhanced performance objectives, foundation challenges, and interactions with adjacent buildings… issues applicable both to this building and future tall buildings in areas of high seismicity.


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