About Oceanwide Center Tower 1
50 First Street, San Francisco, CA
The mixed-use Oceanwide Wenter project in the city's new Transbay neighbourhood will comprise two towers, one of which will shoot skyward at 61 stories and 910 feet once completed in 2021.
Developed by Oceanwide Holdings Co. and designed by Foster + Partners and local firm Heller Manus Architects, the Oceanwide Center also includes a shorter skyscraper and a variety of public spaces that will together total 2.4 million square feet.
The larger tower will be built by contractors Plant Construction and Tishman Construction in association with structural engineers at Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
This will overtake the height of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid but fall short of the nearby 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower.
The smaller 625-foot tower fronting Mission Street will include further residences and the Waldorf Astoria San Francisco hotel. The stone facades will feature "vitrines" based on San Francisco's traditional bay windows.