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Swinerton and Phase3 celebrate topping out of Genesis North Tower

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   August 04, 2017   |   Image Gallery »
Swinerton and Phase3 celebrate topping out of Genesis North Tower

Swinerton and Phase3 Real Estate Partners celebrated the topping out of the Genesis North Tower in South San Francisco on August 2, hosting a lunch and meet-and-greet with subcontractors and Mayor of South San Francisco Pradeep Gupta.

“We’re really happy to keep building on our relationship with Phase3 to deliver this biotech space to South San Francisco,” said Swinerton Senior Vice President Don Adair. “This project is really a win-win for everybody involved, and this is an exciting milestone.”

Genesis North Tower is a 21-story, 425,000 square-foot building with a steel-framed structure and aluminum and glass exterior. The project is located just north of San Francisco International Airport off Highway 101—the hub of biotechnology in South San Francisco. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, the project includes offices, conference rooms, labs, gym space, and retail on the ground floor.

Since beginning the job in February 2017, the team has made impressive progress on this high-visibility project, working closely with subcontractors and a 200-foot-high tower crane to erect the 21 steel levels. Ironworkers, deckers, and welders file in quickly after each floor is erected to keep trade work on schedule.

The project team has had to account for unique environmental challenges on this job, as the tower site is located on the slope of San Bruno Mountain, home to three endangered species of butterflies. To mitigate any risk that would negatively impact the local landscape and its inhabitants, the team created a specific environmental orientation program for all site personnel, ensuring the protection of Callippe Silverspots, San Bruno Elfins, and Mission Blue butterflies.