At 61 stories and 1,070 feet, Salesforce Tower is going to be the tallest building in San Francisco by quite a lot. The massive development officially topped out in early April and architect Fred Clarke remarked that the structure is “comparable to a pyramid or an obelisk, marking a new place on Earth that’s reaching for the heavens.”
That’s a bit much, but just like a pyramid, people want to see what that view is going to be like from the top. Local data scientist Jason Fang decided to find out for himself and sent a drone to the tippy-top of the tower in March just as it was about to top off. The result is a video with a soaring view of the Bay Area and the tower itself.
The video is impressive but Fang might be getting a visit from the Federal Aviation Administration. As Curbed SF notes, current FAA regulations state that drones can only rise a “maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground level (AGL) or, if higher than 400 feet AGL, [must] remain within 400 feet of a structure.”
The drone may have overshot that limit juuuuust slightly.