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Identification

450 Sutter
450 Sutter Medical Building
118820

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
applied masonry
art deco

Usages

office

Facts

  • Opened as the Medical-Dental Office Building.
  • Built without setbacks the design signaled the approach of 1950's modernism.
  • Considered one of the great office lobbies in America with its ancient world gilded Mayan Temple design and its strikingly rich exotic bas relief wall carvings.
  • Gun metal grey and golden hieroglyphs accent building as highlighted in many architecture books.
  • Little known fact: One of the city's five tallest buildings from the late 20's to the early 60's.
  • The thin-skinned exterior is Mayan-ornamented spandrels alternating with windows, many that wrap around the building's corners.

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Location

438-462 Sutter Street
450 Sutter
94108
Northeast
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

344.48 ft
26
1929

Involved Companies

Miller & Pflueger

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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