As deadline approaches, majority of San Francisco’s mandatory seismic retrofits not yet even permitted

According to J.K. Dineen at the SF Chronicle: With five months to go before a Sept. 15 deadline to pull permits for the work, owners of nearly 52 percent of “tier three” buildings — wood-frame structures of between five and 15 units — have yet to submit permit applications. That’s the first step in the … Continue reading As deadline approaches, majority of San Francisco’s mandatory seismic retrofits not yet even permitted

View from the Top: West Coast’s tallest building(*) makes its mark on the San Francisco skyline

With 1.4-million square feet of habitable space, spread out among 61 floors, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco is projected to be the tallest building "West of the Mississippi" topping out at 1,070 feet above ground. (It should be noted that while the top of the spire at the Wilshire Grand in LA will reach … Continue reading View from the Top: West Coast’s tallest building(*) makes its mark on the San Francisco skyline