RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION EXPERTISE: NOT JUST KNOW-HOW, BUT KNOW-WHERE AND KNOW-WHY.
San Francisco, CA - October 8, 2015 - Equity Residential's highly anticipated, 40-story 340 Fremont residential community in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA), celebrated its 'Topping Out' today, announced Jim Kelly, First Vice President of Development for Equity Residential. Construction on the for-lease multifamily high-rise began in April of 2014, and is on schedule to be completed in July 2016.
According to Kelly, "We've assembled an incredible team of local partners that has resulted in an innovative approach to high-rise urban living that is distinctively San Francisco. And with our topping out coming well ahead of schedule, we couldn't be more pleased with the process and expertise that Suffolk Construction has brought to the project."
"From the extraordinary architecture and spectacular views; to onsite amenities including a club house, outdoor courtyards, barbeques, a fitness center featuring high-end equipment; and to the more unexpected extras such as a lounge with demonstration kitchen; a dog spa; and bike facilities with a repair room; 340 Fremont will clearly offer an unparalleled, for-lease living environment on Rincon Hill," added Kelly.
San Francisco-based Handel Architects, LLP is handling both the exterior and interior design. According to Glenn Rescalvo, Partner with Handel, "The exterior's multi-faceted design brings a sense of lightness to the 40-story tower, while maximizing the views of the Bay, Twin Peaks, and the city. The tower is designed in three distinct components, resulting in a slender and elegant profile. The west facade features curved glass with an alternating pattern of thin vertical fins that creates a distinctive moire pattern on the building. The center massing of the project is more robust, with a distinctive weave pattern enhancing a precast concrete facade. And the north face features floor to ceiling glass, providing dramatic panoramic views of the Bay."
Since construction began in April of 2014, Suffolk Construction has utilized 35,575 cubic yards of concrete and 9.3 million pounds of reinforcing steel, and expects the residential property to be ready for occupancy in June 2016. According to Andy Ball, President and CEO of Suffolk's West Region, "We are honored to be working with Equity Residential on such an iconic property that will be a spectacular addition to the San Francisco skyline. This incredible project has given us the opportunity to implement some of the most innovative processes, tools and technologies that will ultimately enable us to deliver 340 Fremont faster and more cost effectively with the highest quality."