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Originally developed as a joint venture between developer The Linpro Company and Independence Blue Cross, the tenant IBX later bought out Linpro's stake in the property.
At the time of its construction, the building was intended to be the eastern of two similar towers. The 33,746 square foot lot which would have hosted the west tower is at the adjacent 1919 Market address and is owned by UJF Bank of Tokyo.
In 1997, French daredevil Alain "Spiderman" Robert climbed 44 stories up the glass facade before being apprehended by police.
Sold to Prudential in the mid 90's for an undisclosed amount (estimated $150 million), then to current owner Wells Real Estate Trust in December 2003 for an estimated $200 million.
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