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San Francisco’s tallest building, the Salesforce Tower, puts final beam in place

April 11, 2017 Filed under: The Buzz

Topping-off party featured spiritual blessing, cedar tree tradition, and tour of the very top floor

“And now we bless this edifice, the Salesforce Tower.”

Not something one expects to hear at the topping-out celebration for the (newly minted) tallest building in San Francisco, but that’s just what happened during Thursday’s celebration of the Salesforce Tower. A structure so prominent that can be seen from the Presidio to the Oakland Hills.

After a reception of kouign amans and coffee, a live DJ, and a gaggle of journalists, developers, and politicos (California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, District 6 supervisor Jane Kim, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, just to name a few), the Salesforce Tower’s press conference kicked off with an interfaith blessing from city spiritual leaders. From San Francisco archbishop Savatore Cordileone (dressed in full Catholic regalia) to SF Muslim Community Center’s Imam Abu Qadir Al Amin, folks were urged to take part in a chanting prayer for the new tower. Never before had we witnessed such spirituality grace a topping-off party.

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