THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: New nimble, brash SoMa tower fits neatly into surroundings

July 13, 2018

Heller Manus-designed 181 Fremont is indelibly changing the shape of the San Francisco skyline. Developed by Jay Paul Co., the 802-foot-tall tower is outfitted with a 50-foot spike adorning its roof, while its geometric exterior is accented by an aluminum-clad exoskeleton that stabilizes the building against wind gusts—it’s even further secured underground, having been anchored to bedrock 265 feet beneath street level. The tower’s elegant Orlando Diaz-Azcuy-designed residences, which start at $3.2 million, are as unique as the building’s exterior, outfitted with Italian Valcucine glass cabinets, bespoke Parisian door handles, wide plank wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing peerless views of the San Francisco Bay.

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