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Folsom Bay Tower

Studio Gang Architects

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Tishman Speyer

Project Status

Concept Proposal

Year Completed



480,000 sq. feet
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Project Description


Just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park, 160 Folsom is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco. Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate. 

The design evolves the classic bay window, a familiar architectural feature of San Francisco’s early houses. Twisting incrementally over the height of the tower, the bay windows offer ample views, light, and air and inform the building’s distinctive form and texture—the result of special attention to the building’s energy performance as well as how it is experienced.

The tower meets the ground at a pleasant, human scale and offers retail space fronting Folsom and Main Streets, contributing new pedestrian amenities to a highly walkable area of the city with excellent transportation connections.
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