Downtown San Francisco is undergoing a dramatic transformation as new high-rise towers are currently under construction and many existing towers are being renovated. Among them is One Montgomery Tower, built in 1982, which has awarded a contract to Lerch Bates to modernize its elevators. The high-rise currently utilizes the 23 original Westinghouse elevators that were installed in the early ’80s. The vertical transportation systems were last renovated in 2001, including the installation of a destination based dispatch system.
Part of the Post Montgomery Center complex in the city’s Golden Triangle district, One Montgomery Tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is constructed of structural steel columns sheathed in highly polished sunset red granite panels complemented by gray tempered glass. The first and second floor levels of the high-rise are clad with stainless steel and black granite panels. The 500-foot 38-story Class A trophy office tower, completed it 1982, includes 684,959 square feet of premier office space and is certified LEED-EB Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Post Montgomery Center is an impressive mixed-use structure with almost one million gross square feet of office and retail space. The complex consists of One Montgomery Tower and Crocker Galleria, a retail destination featuring a diverse collection of shops and specialty retailers. A San Francisco landmark since opening in 1982, Crocker Galleria boasts a spectacular glass pavilion soaring above three levels of service stores, unique boutiques and a broad selection of restaurants. A farmers’ market visited by thousands of visitors a year is held every Thursday.