Airtouch Building, Mutual Benefit Life
Structure in General
- Remodeled in 1995/96, the expansive lobby is finished in warm wood, polished granite and hand-fit tile.
- The lobby and plaza were remodeled to bring the look of the building up to date and to reflect the distinctive improvements installed by AirTouch Communications for its international headquarters.
- Located at the foot of California Street off Market Street, the building is convenient to all Bay Area public transportation including the historic California Street Cable Car line.
- Constructed atop the site formally occupied by the Fife Building.
- Originally built as Mutual Benefit Life this tower was a prominent player in the "Manhattanization" of San Francisco in the late 1960s along with the Bank of America (52 stories) and the Crocker Building (38 stories) featured in a 1970 Newsweek story.
- The white precast concrete columns on the exterior were lightly sandblasted to expose the aggregate.
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1-69 California Street
1 California Street
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