Last June, Salesforce.com unveiled plans for a crazy new corporate campus in the Mission Bay neighbourhood of San Francisco.Now, the project is dead. Salesforce abruptly canceled it in February, right before the city of San Francisco was due to give its sign-off.
At the time, Salesforce said it would need more space before the campus could be done.
But as Reuters reports today, cost estimates were rising, and employees were mixed about the plan, with about half of them disapproving. A lot of outsiders questioned if the campus was necessary, or simply a monument to CEO Marc Benioff’s ego. Finally, a real estate expert convinced Benioff to take a lease on a big vacancy in a downtown SF building instead.
Now, Salesforce is trying to find a buyer for the 14-acre plot of land.
Here’s what it would have looked like. Imagine — all this could be yours!