555 California Street
Structure in General
- Tallest building west of the Mississippi River from 1969-1972 until surpassed by the Transamerica Pyramid.
- Bank of America Center is the focal point of San Francisco's skyline and its business community.
- A signature building designed by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, it is a monument to San Francisco's bold natural landscape and one of the most recognized buildings in the United States.
- Bank of America Center is located in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, with easy access to retail and residential centers, as well as public transportation.
- World Headquarters until a recent merger with NationsBank and subsequent move to Charlotte, NC.
- Served as the location for the entrance area scenes of the 1974 film "The Towering Inferno", starring Paul Newman.
- In the mid-1980's, BofA sold its namesake building to San Francisco real estate magnate Walter Shorenstein for $660 million, at the time the largest sum paid for a building in the United States.
- September 22, 2005: property purchased by Hudson Waterfront Associates of New York for $1.05 billion, and with it came the name change to 555 California Street from Bank of America Center.
- This is the fifth tallest building on the west coast of the United States.
- Designed with thousands of bay windows, a city heritage even the biggest building in the city enjoys.
- In September 2005 the building was sold for $1.05 billion to Hudson Waterfront Associates' Henry Cheng and Vincent Lo, a record for the city.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings