Tallest and Strongest Residential Building on the West Coast Rises 800’ Into the Sky, Striking Spire Marks the Final Piece of the Building’s Crown
SAN FRANCISCO (December 20, 2017) – Jay Paul Company today announced the topping off of 181 Fremont, making it the tallest and most resilient mixed-use building on the West Coast. The final piece of the building’s crown, a magnificent spire signed by every person involved in the project – including future owners – now rises more than 800 feet into the sky. The topping off is a major milestone for 181 Fremont, marking the completion of the structural phase of the $665 million building, the curtain wall completion for the commercial portion, and start of the residential build-out of 55 luxurious condominium residences and 12 accessory suites comprising the tower’s top 17 floors.
The spire, what will soon be an instantaneous iconic symbol among the San Francisco skyline, ascends into the sky with signatures from everyone associated with the building’s cutting-edge creation, representing a best-in-class team including Jay Paul Company (developer), Arup (engineering), Level 10 Construction, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy (residential interior design), Heller Manus Architects, Hornberger + Worstell (residential architects), The Mark Company (sales and marketing), and many subcontractors and additional team members who helped bring 181 Fremont to life. The spire itself features an innovative Electronically Activated Streamer Emission system (EASE), a device that dissipates lightning strikes through the building’s grounding system, and protects other components of the roof from such occurrences, reducing the risk of electrical malfunctions within the building during large storms.
“181 Fremont is a rare and special building,” said Matt Lituchy, CIO of the Jay Paul Company. “The topping off is truly a celebration of our team, and of a product we’ve worked so hard to create… a building we are proud to say is the most resilient and seismically sound structure on the West Coast. It’s been years in the making and we are honored and humbled to celebrate this milestone.”
The landmark 70-story mixed-use building merges world-class design and architecture, unprecedented views, custom furnishings and finishes, and a premier location in the heart of San Francisco’s new Transbay neighborhood amid SOMA. The building is adjacent to the new, transformative Transbay Transit Center and elevated 5.4-acre City Park, providing 181 Fremont residents with immediate and convenient access to the new heart and pulse of San Francisco.
“We’re incredibly proud to celebrate 181 Fremont’s topping off today,” said Alan Mark, President and Founding Partner of The Mark Company. “It brings us one moment closer to occupancy where 55 original owners will enjoy the best of the City at arm’s reach, including direct access to the new Transbay Transit Center and City Park by way of a private sky bridge on the 7th floor. This amenity for the building’s residents is unparalleled – no other residence in the Bay Area offers such exclusive and convenient proximity to a destination with this level of retail, recreation, entertainment and transportation all in one place.”
181 Fremont delivers a new signature on the skyline, featuring a state-of-the-art exoskeleton designed in a saw tooth pattern. Comprising the top 17 floors, each home has an individually designed floor plan and interiors by internationally renowned design master, Orlando Diaz Azcuy. The residences encompass two- and three-bedroom homes ranging in size from over approximately 1,200 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet. The full-floor penthouse on the 70th floor is just shy of 7,000 square feet. The 52nd story Sky Lounge amenities floor features a wrap-around observation terrace, fitness center with yoga room, four distinctive lounge spaces, a library, conference room, bar and catering kitchen. The building will afford unparalleled views of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Treasure Island and beyond. Residences start in the low $3 millions for two-bedrooms and mid-$6 millions for three-bedrooms.
The tower sets new standards for urban development in terms of its structural design for earthquake resiliency, as well as sustainability and water conservation. Engineered by Arup and anchored by the deepest construction caissons ever drilled in San Francisco, measuring more than 260 feet into the bedrock below, the state-of-the art steel and glass tower will respond to wind forces as well as seismic events in an optimal way. Arup recently awarded 181 Fremont a REDiÔ Gold Rating based on its stringent guidelines for seismic construction; the building will be able to withstand the impact of a 475-year seismic event (roughly a M7.5-M8.0 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault) with minimal disruption. The tower is San Francisco’s first pre-certified LEED Platinum mixed-use building, and features a state-of-the-art water recycling system that captures, treats and reuses greywater and rainwater, as well as a unique glass curtain wall system, which maximizes natural light.
In addition to the residences, 181 Fremont boasts 435,000 square feet of innovative Class A+ office space and 2,480 square feet of retail space that leads directly to the expansive City Park. The building is poised to attract the best and brightest innovators in the tech, legal and finance sectors and beyond, facilitated by its prime location amid the City’s new commuting hub and landmark. The commercial offices will feature column-free open floor plates offering optimal flexibility, 12.5-foot open ceiling heights, floor-to-ceiling glass curtain walls, unprecedented views, and advanced technological features. It will also include a pedestrian friendly lobby, bike shed with private stalls, and an underground valet parking garage.
181 Fremont stands to redefine not only the neighborhood, but also the very definition of San Francisco living. Exclusivity at its finest, the building provides access to the entire city all from the privacy — and security — of home. Residential move-ins will commence in late 2017. For more information on 181 Fremont, visit www.181Residences.com.
About Jay Paul Company
Jay Paul Company is a San Francisco-based privately held real estate firm. Over the past 35 years, the company has developed more than 8 million square feet of prime office and research space throughout California—with an additional 6 million square feet in active development—for the high tech, bio science, defense and retail industries. Led by industry leader Jay Paul, the company specializes in the acquisition, development and management of large scale, environmentally sustainable projects for such companies as Apple, Comcast, Northrop Grumman, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. For more information, visit www.jaypaul.com.
About The Mark Company
The Mark Company is one of the nation’s premier urban residential marketing and sales firms. Founded by Alan Mark in 1997, The Mark Company provides a full range of core consulting services including analytics, design, marketing and sales for urban high-rises and suburban attached properties throughout the Western United States. The firm is a trusted partner to global leaders in residential development and finance, providing buyer-driven sales and marketing strategies that produce industry-leading results. The Mark Company has represented more than 10,000 residences and generated over $5 billion in sales for some of the nation’s most notable and successful developments including The Infinity in San Francisco, Evo in Los Angeles and The Martin in Las Vegas. Along with 181 Fremont Residences, other current projects include The Harrison in San Francisco and Cavalleri in Malibu. A subsidiary of Pacific Union International, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top-performing resale brokerages, The Mark Company benefits from an enriched leadership team, enhanced technology and added global reach through its affiliation with Christie’s International. For more information, please visit www.themarkcompany.com.