Inside Salesforce Tower, San Francisco's tallest skyscraper

Computerworld UK got to visit the top of San Francisco's tallest building, the Salesforce tower, and we took pictures


During Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco last week, Computerworld UK was invited on a hard hat tour of the top floor of the SaaS CRM giant's new headquarters, the Salesforce Tower, for pictures scroll to the slideshow below.

The 1,070-foot (326m) tower, under development by Boston Properties since it bought most of the interest in the project from the original developer Hines in 2013, was designed by architect César Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA).

The Salesforce tower will form the centrepiece of a new corporate campus in the formerly run-down South of Market (SoMa) neighbourhood in downtown San Francisco, complimented by a 5.4 acre suspended public garden space (Salesforce Park) which will resemble New York's popular Highline, and a futuristic looking transport hub (the Salesforce Transit Center).

The tower is across the street from the existing Salesforce East and West office buildings, adjacent to the sinking Millennium Tower, and nearby the 802-foot (244m) 181 Fremont building, which will house apartments, including a $42 million penthouse and 436,000 square feet of office space which has been leased exclusively by Facebook.

We only got to visit the lobby and the top floor, which will be called a 'Ohana' floor. Ohana is the Hawaiian word for family and is a key part of the Salesforce corporate culture. This space will essentially be open to all employees and will host events, with catering space.

The views are spectacular from the top, even on a cloudy day like the one we visited on. The Salesforce Tower completely dwarfs the previously tallest building in the city, the iconic Transamerica Tower, and views across to the Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island and even the highway-arteries cutting through the South East of the city towards the airport and Silicon Valley are irresistible from this height.

The building is still a construction site but a Salesforce spokesperson said that they will start to move employees in floor-by-floor as soon as January 2018.

See the stunning views from the top floor in the slideshow below.