SF Business Times: Second-tallest tower in SF breaks ground

First published in San Francisco Business Times

The groundbreaking event for Oceanwide Center was filled with fun and fanfare, and the San Francisco Business times was there to take it all in.

“It’s going to help reshape the skyline of San Francisco. At the same time, it really engages with the ground-level pedestrian experience,” said an Oceanwide spokesman.

The project spans a 60,000-square-foot lot, and 26,000 square feet of the ground level will include public open space, parks and and pedestrian passageways. Kathryn Gustafson is the landscape architect.

The project will also preserve two low-rise historic building at 88 and 78 First St., which will be used for office and retail.

Check out their video from the event, with excerpts from featured speakers.