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Fairmont Hotel Tower

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Identification

Fairmont Hotel Tower
118720

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • A 1991 experimental short film - "Side/Walk/Shuttle" by director Ernie Gehr - consists of 25 glass-elevator trips up the side of this building. The views change angle and direction each time: upside down, backwards, sideways, and so on.
  • Original hotel adjacent to the tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
  • Hotel is located at the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City's cable car lines meet.
  • Fully-restored in 2001 at the cost of $85 million.
  • San Francisco's first glass elevator carries people to the Crown Room high atop the City.
  • Singer Tony Bennett debuted his song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" in the Venetian Room.
  • The tower officially opened in November 1961, although it was not fully completed until 1962.

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Location

900-950 Mason Street
902 California Street, 801-849 Powell Street, 1001 Sacramento Street
950 Mason Street
94108
Nob Hill
Northeast
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

356.00 ft
325.00 ft
29
1962
2001

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2001

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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