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Identification

555 California Street
Bank of America Building
118721

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
granite
curtain wall
dark brown
modernism

Usages

commercial office
restaurant

Facts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tallest building west of the Mississippi River from 1969-1972 until surpassed by the Transamerica Pyramid.
  • Served as the location for the entrance area scenes of the 1974 film "The Towering Inferno," starring Paul Newman.
  • In the mid-1980s, 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.
  • 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.
  • Shortly after purchasing the tower, Hudson Waterfront Associates changed the name from Bank of America Center to 555 California Street.

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Location

531-589 California Street
442-490 Pine Street, 400-464 Kearny Street
555 California Street
94104
Northeast
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

237.44 m
237.44 m
74.07 m
43.59 m
52
4
1969
38
450

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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