August 15, 2013
Square On Track For Move To Market Street In September
Square will begin their move to Market Street next month, with a lease for 150,000 square feet across four of the twenty-two floors at 1455 Market Street between 10th and 11th. It's enough space to grow from 600 to 1,000 workers, with options to double the size.
The new space will have the obligatory glass conference rooms and open floor plan, with a block-long common area on the sixth floor.
First Published: August 15, 2013 8:15 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
For some reason I thought (was hoping) there was going to be a re-skinning of this building - no?
Posted by: Mike at August 15, 2013 8:43 AM
Looks like just the two floors have popped out the skin...maybe they will be doing it incrementally as the building re-leases?
Posted by: skin em at August 15, 2013 9:14 AM
"re-skinning of this building"
If so, spare us a blank monotone glass wall. That building could become a dark glass-clad monstrosity if done wrong.
Posted by: Invented at August 15, 2013 9:58 AM
What an ugly, ugly building that is.
Posted by: OMN at August 15, 2013 11:18 AM
The building is not going to be reskinned--just some windows cut in the existing skin (may have been done already, this is an old photo).
Posted by: BTinSF at August 15, 2013 11:27 AM
Is the office space limited to the 22 story midrise? Anyone know what's in the rest of the rectangle that covers most/all of the block? Is that ALL parking? Agree that it is incredibly ugly.
Posted by: PatBurns at August 15, 2013 1:17 PM
A helipad is mandatory for a social media company.
Posted by: sf at August 15, 2013 3:07 PM
@PatBurns As far as I can tell, it's actually the opposite. I think Square is essentially taking over the base of the building, hence SS mentioning them leasing only 4 out of 22 floors yet taking up 150,000 sq ft. Windows have recently been cut in the base along 11th St from Market to Mission.
Posted by: 1965 at August 15, 2013 3:37 PM
From what I know, this was a data center for Bank of America (?). The lower floors in the concrete bunker were for computers, etc. while the rest of the building housed offices.
Posted by: Connor at August 16, 2013 8:39 AM
The "bunker" has had more windows cut into it than shown on the pic. I always wondered what was in there.
Posted by: grumpy at August 16, 2013 4:10 PM
It's a shame they aren't reskinning this building, but at least it's finding some productive use.
As others have mentioned, they punched some windows through on the lower levels along 11th. But this is still an ugly whale of a building.
Posted by: JL at August 17, 2013 11:18 AM