San Francisco

United States

Facts

Population

825,111 (2013)

Area

232 km²

90 mi²

Density

3556.5 people per km²

9211.3 people per mi²

# of 150m+ buildings

26 Completed • 0 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Most Common Function*

Office (65%)

Most Common Material*

Steel (73%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

55

Tallest City in

the World
#

6

Tallest City in

North America
#

5

Tallest City in

United States

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Salesforce Tower

326.1 m / 1,070 ft

2

Transamerica Pyramid Center

260 m / 853 ft

3

181 Fremont

246.9 m / 810 ft

4

555 California Street

237.4 m / 779 ft

5

345 California Center

211.8 m / 695 ft

6

Millennium Tower

196.6 m / 645 ft

7

The Avery

188.4 m / 618 ft

8

Park Tower at Transbay

184.5 m / 605 ft

9

One Rincon Hill South Tower

184.4 m / 605 ft

10

101 California Street

183 m / 600 ft

CTBUH People & Events

Peter Weingarten

Former Co-Chair, 2012 – 2015

Peter Weingarten

Gensler

CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Building Tall & Going Deep in the San Francisco Bay Area

16 February 2021

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

22 January 2019

Videos

23 May 2022

Three Projects, Three Levels Of Steel-Timber Hybrid Complexity

Case studies include Bullitt Center, Seattle, using steel BRB diagonal frames; Skylight, Portland, using GLT post-and-beam construction with steel tensioners and secondary frame; and 1...

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Research

15 December 2021

Overcoming Carbon, Climate, and Societal Challenges in Cities

The tall building, the city, and by extension, urban life, are all facing unprecedented challenges, in multiple aspects—carbon, climate, and societal. The planet’s rapid urbanization...

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Global News

10 August 2022

Demolition Permits Filed to Clear Site for New San Francisco Tower

Plans for a new development in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco have passed a new milestone. Demolition permits have been filed to remove...

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