Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg
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San Francisco Skyline Is Reshaped by the Tallest Office Building on the West Coast

Builders have laid the final beam for Salesforce Tower, a $1 billion skyscraper in San Francisco that now stands as the tallest office building west of Chicago. The 1,070-foot tower is set to be finished this summer, with its main occupier Salesforce.com, now the city's biggest tech tenant.

Developers Boston Properties Inc. and Hines broke ground on the 1.4 million-square-foot (130,000 square-meter) tower in 2013, near the start of an economic surge that has sent real estate prices soaring. 

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Attendees sign the final steel beam during a topping-off ceremony for the tower on April 6, 2017. 

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Salesforce.com Inc. is taking 714,000 square feet at the building. About 400,000 square feet remain available.

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, signs the final steel beam.

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There are 5.9 million square feet of offices under construction in the city, with about 38.8 percent pre-leased, according to data from property brokerage Savills Studley Inc. 

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The final steel beam is hoisted.

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Marc Benioff (center), chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., is a prominent philanthropist in San Francisco.

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A woman views the city and bay from the 61st floor. The building supplanted the Transamerica Pyramid as San Francisco's tallest. 

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Contractors install a section of a glass curtain wall on the 61st floor.

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Salesforce.com, the main tenant, expects to start moving in by the end of this year.

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