San Francisco Chronicle — “Waterfront towers are coming to Mission Rock. They won’t look like you’d expect”

"The Giants and co-developer Tishman Speyer intend to start work in January, clearing the northwest corner of the lot. They’ll then begin construction of two 23-story residential towers and a pair of shorter office buildings. The target date is 2023 to open the first phase, which will include a 5-acre waterfront park.

Gang is familiar with San Francisco: Tishman Speyer hired her to design the MIRA tower, with its tight rhythmic ripple of white metal bays, that is nearing completion near the Embarcadero. When Tishman asked her to suggest architects for Mission Rock, she put forward the idea of a team working jointly from the start, rather than each firm being given a set of standards and a specific block. . . .

Gang’s 23-story residential tower would be the most startling of all — an almost willfully precarious stack of floors that shuffle out and back so that every three levels there’d be a cliff-like shared terrace for residents. Framing the rooftop garden would be squared-off Stonehenge-like arches. A skin of ceramic tiles would give the tower an earthy sheen."

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