399 Fremont Condominiums

San Francisco, California, US

Square Feet: 528,000

Prominently located near the top of the historic Rincon Hill of San Francisco, the 399 Fremont building will join the newer towers in development in this part of the city and be a significant addition to the evolving skyline of the city.  With the Bay Bridge to the immediate south and the views towards the city to the north, the architectural response has been to evoke a duality in the expression so as to gesture towards the city and the bay beyond with a substantial cantilever at the north end of the top and high parapet walls facing the Bay Bridge on the south side.  These walls also serve to screen the mechanical penthouse and cooling towers on the roof from the view of the building from the Bridge.

Glistening in white aggregate with clear glass the tower has a crystalline character that will catch the light in various ways throughout the day.  At the street level the tower engages an 8 level podium and a pedestrian scaled facade that provides a large set back along Fremont and a vista towards a small park south of Harrison.