The Sky’s The Limit – Saleforce’s $1 Billion San Francisco Skycraper

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When you’re the most expensive of your kind in an extremely pricey city like San Francisco, then there’s a good chance that all eyes will be on you.

In the case with Salesforce, those eyes are rightfully looking up with mouths agape at the $1 billion tower that has been added to the city’s skyline. Along with costing the most amongst its building brethren, it’s also the tallest at 1,070 feet.

So what does a project of this magnitude look like? In a word: plenty.

The building itself is 61 stories and 1.4 million square feet. Slated to be completed this July, Salesforce CEO and billionaire Marc Benioff and his eventual team of 10,000 (roughly one-third of the company’s global workforce, will be moving in to the top 30 floors. The tallest building west of Chicago that’s capable of being occupied, Salesforce Tower will also be offices for other companies including Bain & Company, Accenture and real estate group CBRE.

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Located in San Francisco’s Financial District, Salesforce will be residing at its new address for at least the next 15-and-a-half years through a lease with developer Boston Properties for $560 million.

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