Salesforce Tower, the 61-floor centerpiece of Salesforce’s urban headquarters campus in San Francisco, opened its doors to the first wave of employee occupants this week. The tallest office building in the United States west of Chicago, it sets a new bar for sustainability standards and connects directly to Salesforce Park, a tree-lined, 5.4-acre public park.
Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff tweeted a welcome message to the first employees to set up shop in the building: “Here they are – the first occupants of Salesforce Tower. Very historic.”
The building is on track to be the highest-rated LEED V4 Platinum (Commercial Interiors) Project in the United States. It beats energy performance guidelines of San Francisco’s green building code by 21 percent and LEED requirements by 61 percent. The Tower also features the largest on-site water recycling system in a commercial high-rise building in the United States. Dubbed Blackwater, it collects and treats water for non-potable reuse.
The office space design creates clear sight lines, and open flow on each floor to allow employees access to the best sunlight and views, inspiration from nature, sustainable materials, dedicated social lounges for collaboration and events, mindfulness areas on every floor for recharging, and residential-inspired finishes. The space design is also implemented for consistency across the company.
A state-of-the-art Salesforce Transit Center is adjacent to the Tower, and will connect eight San Francisco Bay Area counties and the state of California through 11 transportation systems, including the future high-speed rail line stretching from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
On a clear day, the Farallon Islands (27 miles away) are visible from the top of the Tower, and the building features many signature amenities. The top floor (61) is Salesforce’s Ohana floor, an open event space with an exhibition kitchen, barista bar and 360-degree views. It is designed for employees, customers, partners and visitors to enjoy.
The top nine floors of Salesforce Tower will showcase the United States’ tallest public art display, made up of 11,000 LED lights and created by world-class artist Jim Campbell.
See the photos below, taken as the first group of employee occupants arrived at Salesforce Tower:
Lobby Guest Service Ambassadors Desk
Immediately when you enter the building, you’re welcomed by Salesforce’s friendly Guest Services Ambassadors to get checked in and on your way!
Every Social Lounge includes a backsplash with wall art, a large island and a range of snacks and beverages to keep our Ohana, family in Hawaiian, charged throughout the day.
Collaboration can happen anywhere! We added flexible seating spaces throughout the floor for those impromptu meetings.