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One Steuart Lane has topped off at 220 feet and will open next year. - Photo Courtesy Scott Hargis

Landmark Embarcadero Project Tops Off, Completion Expected in 2021

An ultra-luxury condominium tower on San Francisco’s Embarcadero will stretch to an impressive 220 feet. Named for its prized location which provides unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building, One Steuart Lane offers 120 residences within its 20 stories. The property represents one of the last opportunities for new residential construction on the Embarcadero. Developed by Paramount Group and SRE Group, the project broke ground in 2018 and is expected to be complete by early 2021.

“It has been an incredible journey realizing the architectural masterpiece that is One Steuart Lane,” said Chris Brandt, senior vice president of asset management, Paramount Group, Inc. “The project mirrors the city of San Francisco by being firmly rooted in a sense of place with effortless simplicity and authenticity.”

The all-union project is the latest in a series of high-profile developments that will highlight the city’s character for decades to come. Stephen Duffy, a superintendent for the project and a member of the Glaziers Local 718, started on the job in January after working on the new Golden State Warriors Arena and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He said that it feels good to have the opportunity to work on such iconic projects.

Duffy noted that one of the challenging aspects of the project for the Glaziers crew has been working with curtain wall units that contain heavy stone, as well as oversized sliders measuring 10 feet tall by 15 feet wide. “We have to haul really big pieces of glass to the upper floors that don’t have a lot of head room,” he said.

One Steuart Lane’s condo units range from 839 to 3,000 square feet with penthouses up to 6,200 square feet. The units contain floor-to-ceiling glass windows with large outdoor terraces that provide panoramic views. Twelve of the premier units have 40-foot wraparound terraces with towering sliding glass panels that create a seamless indoor-outdoor feel. Building amenities include a staffed lobby with 24-hour concierge, valet services and common areas including a second floor residents’ lounge, gourmet kitchen, dining room, garden and outdoor barbecue. There’s also an indoor-outdoor wellness center equipped with a gym, outdoor hot spa, sauna and steam room. Adjacent to the lobby is 4,500 square feet of retail space.

One of the most prominent features of the project is that the exterior consists of solid Italian travertine stone and ultra-clear glass. The building is outlined by cantilevered cubes, stacked in such as way to preserve bay views. Geared for LEED Gold certification, the project uses low-carbon materials and minimally reflective glass to let in sunlight while reducing energy consumption. The framework of the architecture relies on the use of stone, glass and wood designed to give One Steuart Lane “long-lasting landmark qualities.”

“One Steuart Lane is one of the West Coast’s most incredible places to live,” said Craig W. Hartman, senior consulting design partner at SOM in San Francisco. “We are immensely proud to reach this milestone and draw closer to unveiling one of San Francisco’s most iconic residential towers.”

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