August 15, 2018 The new Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco receives a phenomenal response!
The brand-new Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco was opened for public operations on August 12, 2018. The opening ceremony on 11th August witnessed the presence of the city’s Mayor London Breed, amongst other prominent personalities who were all in awe of the grandeur of Salesforce Transit Center. Already being deemed as a world-class transportation hub, the $2.26 billion Salesforce Transit Center sprawls across one million square feet and 4 levels above ground (plus 2 below ground) and will link commuters with the Bay Area.
Here is what the Mayor has to say about the new center, “This is an incredible accomplishment, not just for San Francisco, but for the entire region, the entire state of California. This represents San Francisco at our best. It reflects our commitment to innovation, to transportation, environmental sustainability, and community development.”
Featuring the classy walkable skylights and chic glass walls & windows all around, this transit center looks extremely high-tech and architecturally rich. Glass walls mean a ton-load of bright natural light indoor to greet the commuters. The skylights punctuate at the park level, drawing a generous amount of sunlight into the core of the center- the grand hall. Another striking aspect is the building’s exterior that encompasses a whopping white aluminum curtain wall in a rhombus geometric pattern. Everything seems to be set in place strategically to create a pleasant design that leaves the onlookers spellbound.
The in-house 5-acre park encompasses various gardens which showcase the biodiversity that thrives in the climatic environments of San Francisco and California. Situated at 70 feet above the street level, this huge park is accessible to all. Designers have truly left no stone unturned to ensure the attention to every last detail to make the transit center only one-of-its-kind in the whole world.