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SOM’s LEED Platinum 350 Mission Tower Offers an Urban Living Room to San Francisco

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Source: Inhabitat

International design firm SOM has just added yet another LEED-certified stunner to their roster of eco-friendly buildings. 350 Mission, a 30-story office tower in San Francisco was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification. Clad in glass and scheduled to officially open this summer, the office building uses passive solar design and green technology to slash energy costs by a third. ...

The building’s most striking feature will be its 50-foot-high transparent lobby, dubbed the “urban living room,” that blurs the lines between the public and private realms. “The urban living room is an experiment in the serendipitous and meaningful interactions that occur in great cities,” write the architects.

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