555 Mission Street

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Height: Architectural 148.4 m / 487 ft
Height: Occupied 132 m / 433 ft
Height: To Tip 148.4 m / 487 ft
Floors Above Ground 33
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Elevators 12
Tower GFA 58,900 m² / 633,994 ft²
Development GFA 58,900 m² / 633,994 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 150


Official Name 555 Mission Street
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City San Francisco
Street Address & Map 555 Mission Street
Postal Code 94105
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2008

Companies Involved

• Current Union Investment Real Estate
• Past Tishman Speyer Properties
Design Heller Manus Architects; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Louie International
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor Turner Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Environmental Langan Engineering
• Geotechnical Langan Engineering
Material Supplier
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator

About 555 Mission Street

Located in a zone of maximum height and density allowances in San Francisco’s Downtown Plan, 555 Mission is located to enhance the evolving mid-block open space pattern where a checkerboard arrangement of buildings has emerged. This arrangement maximizes light, air, and public open space opportunities between buildings. The shape of 555 Mission responds to neighboring structures and the Mission Street corridor by stepping back in the most visible locations, and visually emphasizing verticality and slenderness. The façade, made entirely of floor-to-ceiling glass panels accented with glass and metal fins, creates a textural layer that captures and reflects light.

The design team incorporated several green strategies into the project’s design, construction and operations. Through the use of high performance glazing and envelope design, an energy savings of up to 7.5% is expected, and as part of the building’s operating policy, a triple waste stream recycling program was established for all building tenants. It was one of the ten buildings chosen as San Francisco’s Greenest by the AIA and Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2009.

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