San Francisco, the Golden Gate City by the bay, is known for its charming architecture and picturesque skyline. The city is home to some of the tallest and most iconic office towers in California. In this article, we will take a closer look at the 7 tallest office buildings in San Francisco, CA USA.
1. Salesforce Tower
Height: 1,070 feet (326 m)
The Salesforce Tower is not only the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco but also one of the highest west of Chicago. This iconic building with a cone-shaped top dominates San Francisco’s skyline and offers breathtaking views of the cityscape from its observation deck on the 61st floor. The tower has won numerous awards for its stunning design and eco-friendly features.
Fun Fact: The crown at the top of Salesforce Tower changes colors based on weather forecasts!
2. Transamerica Pyramid
Height: 853 feet (260 m)
The Transamerica Pyramid is an architectural marvel that has become an icon in San Francisco since its completion in 1972. This unique triangular pyramid-shaped building features a unique facade with sleek lines that give it a futuristic look. It was once considered one of America’s ugliest buildings until it grew on people over time.
Fun Fact: There are no actual pyramids inside Transamerica Pyramid!
3. Bank of America Center
Height: 779 feet (237 m)
The Bank of America Center is located in San Francisco’s Financial District and offers a stunning view from every angle with different shapes that represent ocean waves seen when standing at different angles around each side.
Fun Fact:: BofA Building was featured in many famous movies such as “Dirty Harry” & “The Pursuit Of Happiness”.
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4. 181 Fremont Street
Height: 802 feet (244 m)
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181 Fremont Street soars above Market Street as one of SF’s newest luxury apartment complexes features bold-angled glass & a triangular form like the Transamerica Pyramid but seems more like a larger version of Chrysler Building in New York.
Fun Fact: 181 Fremont has won numerous awards for sustainability in high-rise residential buildings!
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5. Central Tower
Height: 659 feet (201 m)
The Central Tower, also known as Pacific Telephone & Telegraph (PacTel) building, is one of San Francisco’s historic landmarks. The building was once used by PacTel as their main headquarters and was completed in 1972. It boasts an impressive height of 659 feet (201 m), making it one of the tallest buildings on Market Street before the growth went taller than it’s limit.
Fun Fact: The Central Tower served as a secret government spy hub during World War II!
6. Millennium Tower
Height: 645 feet (197 m)
The Millennium Tower is SoMa’s newest luxury residential tower that made headlines not for its design or height but because it began to sink and tilt since its opening back in April fools ’09 despite being anchored deep into San Francisco bedrock.. A fix got delayed until engineers found out what could be harnessed to pull weight against new soil that replaced some destroyed soft ground beneath from construction.
Fun Fact: The Millennium tower has an Olympic-sized swimming pool!
7. One Rincon Hill South
Height: 641 feet (195 m)
One Rincon Hill South is located south of Market street and offers fantastic waterfront views thanks to its prime location on the edge of San Francisco Bay boasting circular enviable structure designed across two towers.
Fun fact: One Rincon Hill South was designed by world-renowned architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) and developed by Urban West Associates. It is one of the tallest residential buildings on the West Coast and features a range of luxurious amenities including a private fitness center, outdoor pool, club lounge, and panoramic observation deck with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. The building also incorporates state-of-the-art technology such as high-speed elevators and a building-wide wireless internet network.