BUSINESS INSIDER: Inside the multi-million-dollar condos of San Francisco’s newly-opened $850 million residential tower
The SoMa condos at Jay Paul Company-developed 181 Fremont opened their doors on Thursday, May 10, and the first residents will arrive in the coming weeks. In addition to its soaring height—it’s the tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi—the building boasts a unique combination of form and function. Its sculptural exterior, outfitted with an aluminum exoskeleton, is designed to maintain structural integrity in case of an earthquake, and its elevators are equipped to continue running in the event of a natural disaster. The building’s interiors are outfitted with midcentury modern touches, like dark wood walls and gilded fixtures throughout the common spaces, which include an attended lobby, fitness center, and a Sky Lounge—a private lounge space and bar for residents and their guests—with a wraparound terrace. The homes themselves, which range from two to three bedrooms, offer sleek modern details, like Calacatta Carrara marble baths, floating walls, automatic shades, and sliding oak panels that can separate the kitchen from the rest of the home for added privacy.