345 California Center

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345 California Center
345 California Street.JPG
Alternative names California Center
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Stun Gun Towers
Tweezer Towers
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 345 California Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′33″N 122°24′02″W / 37.7925°N 122.4005°W / 37.7925; -122.4005Coordinates: 37°47′33″N 122°24′02″W / 37.7925°N 122.4005°W / 37.7925; -122.4005
Completed 1986
Cost US$83,000,000
Owner Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc.
Management Cushman & Wakefield
Antenna spire 721 ft (220 m)
Roof 620 ft (190 m)
Technical details
Floor count 48
Floor area 570,900 sq ft (53,040 m2)
Lifts/elevators 12
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie

345 California Center is a 48-story office tower in the financial district of San Francisco, California. Completed in 1986, the 211.8 m (695 ft) tower is the third-tallest in the city after the Transamerica Pyramid and 555 California Street if the spires are included. It was originally proposed to be 30 m (98 ft) taller.

345 California is in the middle of a block with historic buildings on each of the four corners. Initially planned as condominiums, the top 11 floors of the twin towers are at 45-degree angles to the rest of the building and make up the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. Several glass skybridges offer views of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Mandarin Oriental has the street address 222 Sansome, with a different entrance.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Lloyd, Peter (1997). San Francisco: A Guide To Recent Architecture. Cologne: Könnemann. pp. 94–95. ISBN 3-89508-643-6. 

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