One Rincon Hill
Phase One – Completed
Phase Two – Construction Pending
The project consists of two slender residential towers that step up to the crest of Rincon Hill. The taller 55-floor tower marks the intersection of First and Harrison Streets and has the primary entrance for the complex at its base. This tower has a gently curved wall that acknowledges the entrance and makes a gesture toward the city center. The shorter 46 story tower has a similar curved wall facing the diagonally opposite direction and gestures toward the Bay Bridge and bay. Using balcony locations and varying window patterns, each tower has been visually separated into vertical masses that emphasize their slenderness. The project will contain 709 residential units.
One Rincon Hill stands as a symbol for the emerging Rincon Hill Neighborhood and as a landmark for visitors entering San Francisco via the Bay Bridge building, on a formerly underutilized site, has been designed as a catalyst for urban renewal. In order to mark the last undeveloped hill, and to clearly punctuate the city’s skyline profile, the city of San Francisco’s urban planning department increased the height of the tower during entitlements. SCB and the developer, Urban West, conceived the development as metaphorical bookend to the burgeoning towers of the Rincon Hill Neighborhood. Growing from the shadows of the Bay Bridge in the emerging South of Market District, One Rincon Hill will bring urban density and life to this once out-of-the-way site and strike an end to the rolling wave of San Francisco’s skyline.