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FOLSOM BAY TOWER

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Folsom Bay Tower, aka the “Twisty Tower”, is another San Francisco residential community that is currently in construction. Jeanne Gang is the principal architect of this architecturally significant tower: she also designed some of the most memorable pieces of modern architecture such as the aqua tower in Chicago. Folsom Bay Tower’s official address, on Studio Gang’s website, is 160 Folsom and occupies Transbay Block 1. It is on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear just a few blocks away from San Francisco’s waterfront.

Folsom Bay Tower is a design unlike the newer buildings in San Francisco. Instead of made entirely of glass, the façade is silvery gray with “migrating bays” – an evolution of the traditional bay window and a nod to classic SF architecture. These bays produce that spiraling effect the building’s renderings are known for. The 39-story tower will offer 391 condos with the area around the 160 Folsom vicinity designated as a residential enclave with retail on the ground level. Spanning north along Spear Street will be a pedestrian alley and row of townhomes in a 4-story building. On Main Street, there is an 8-story building that will also include more housing. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2020: pricing may be available in a pre-marketing period as early as next year. Stay tuned.

The Neighborhood around Folsom Bay Tower

Folsom Bay is located in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill, which is part of the Transbay District, that also encompasses parts of SoMa and South Beach. It is across the street from Infinity Towers and two blocks away from Lumina. Everything is within walking distance from this high rise community: Downtown, Union Square shopping, the waterfront, The Ferry Building and the new Transbay’s City Park. This part of San Francisco looks toward a bright future, and is at the forefront of innovation, creativity, convenience and technology. If you want to live in an urban setting near a ton of modern amenities with high accessibility to rest of San Francisco and the Bay Area, living in this architectural masterpiece may be right for you.

  • ID: 3998
  • Published: November 8, 2018
  • Last Update: November 8, 2018
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