There was a workplace shooting in this building in 1993. A disgruntled client entered a law firm and killed eight people.
The tower is cylindrical in shape with articulated edges of alternating bands of granite and glass featuring a seven-story, glass enclosed lobby at its base, and a granite paved triangular plaza which contains seasonal flowers, seating and a fountain.
Located in the heart of San Francisco's financial district, 101 California is a 48-story tower encompassing 1,200,000 square-feet of office space.
Tower's entrance reminds one of the main entrances of 101 Park Avenue, another work by the same architect, and completed the same year in New York.