The Millennium Tower is a relatively new highrise residential building located in San Francisco, California. This Late Modernist style skyscraper and its blue gray glass exterior was completed in 2009. It is currently considered as the tallest residential building in San Francisco. It was given a place in the Top 10 for the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper Awards.
Millennium Tower History
The design of the current tower was a replacement for an earlier design that was never built. Construction for the building started sometime in 2005. The tower was finally completed in 2009 at the cost of US$350 million. It was eventually opened to residents on April of 2009.
Millennium Tower Profile
The Millennium Tower was developed by Millennium Partners of New York and was designed by Handel Architects. The tower stands 197 meters or 645 feet high and has a 58 floor count. Each floor covers about 1,300 sq. meters or 14,000 sq. ft. of floor space. In addition to the main tower, there is a smaller 12-story building located at the northeast end of the complex.
The Millennium Tower’s design was primarily intended to resemble a translucent crystal.
This slender tower of glass and concrete is also considered as the fourth tallest building in San Francisco aside from being the tallest residential highrise building in the city.