555 Mission Street
555 Mission Street is a 33 story, 458 ft (140 m) office tower in the South of Market area of San Francisco, California. Construction of the tower began in 2007 and the tower was finished on September 18, 2008. The building is the first in a new generation of office towers in San Francisco's downtown. In addition, this is one out of several new highrise projects completed or under construction on Mission Street since 2000, like The Paramount, the St. Regis Museum Tower, 301 Mission Street, 101 Second Street, and JP MorganChase Building.

555 Mission Street is 458 feet (140 m) tall with 33 above ground office floors on a 34,293 square feet (3,186 m 2) site located on Mission Street. There are two basement levels containing 180 parking spaces in a below-grade parking garage. The entire building is split into three zones called: Low Rise, Mid Rise, and High Rise. The Low Rise section (floors 1 to 12) contains a 20,700 square feet (1,923 m 2)-floorplate and the Mid Rise section (floors 14 to 22) contains a 18,000 square feet (1,670 m 2)-floorplate. The highest region, the High Rise (floors 23 to 33), contains a 16,000 square feet (1,490 m 2)-floorplate. The building does not have a floor numbered thirteen. The floor to ceiling height of the building is 9 feet (2.7 m). To support the office tower, 555 Mission has a steel frame structure. The metal decks and concrete will support the office floors. Enclosing the steel structure is a glass curtain wall that has protruding glass and metal accent fins. The building is registered for LEED silver certification. Examples of green elements within the building are low flow toilets and a reflective roof to deflect solar energy. The developer of the tower is Tishman Speyer.

The building fronts on a mid-block plaza between Mission Street and Minna Street. The park, required as part of a public space initiative by the City of San Francisco, features large outdoor sculptures by Ugo Rondinone and Jonathan Borofsky.

The first version of 555 Mission had only 29 floors. Later, the number of floors was increased from 29 to 33. Both the 555 Mission project and the floor increase were approved in March, 2001. However, because of the office market after the Dot com bust, the developer Tishman Speyer had to stall the project for more than five years for economic conditions to improve. In 2007, six years after the building was approved for construction, work on the tower finally began. The anchor tenant of the building is DLA Piper, which is set to occupy 82,000 sq ft (8,000 m 2) on floors 22 to 26 of the tower. In March 2008, law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher agreed to take up 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m 2) of office space in the tower. In October 2009, Intellectual Property law firm Novak Druce + Quigg moved into the 34th floor penthouse of the building. As of summer 2008, close to half of the building's office space has been leased, with the possibility of more tenants moving in. Construction activities on the tower ended on September 18, 2008.


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