Neighboring residents explored MTC’s future digs at an open house in early February, mingling in the newly carved out atrium, which will eventually allow natural light to fill the space via a large skylight.
The building at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco was built to serve as a military armored vehicle assembly plant during World War II. More recently, it was occupied by the U.S. Postal Service. Now, the structure is a dusty construction zone filled with piles of bricks and dirt, and bone-like concrete columns. There are no interior walls and the ground floor is open to the air — but the eight-floor building is well on its way to becoming a vibrant regional headquarters. Crews are currently retrofitting the building for seismic safety before installing tenant improvements, and expect to finish construction by the summer of 2015.