345 California Center
|345 California Center|
|Alternative names||California Center
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Stun Gun Towers
|Location||345 California Street
San Francisco, California
|Owner||Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc.|
|Management||Cushman & Wakefield|
|Antenna spire||721 ft (220 m)|
|Roof||620 ft (190 m)|
|Floor area||570,900 sq ft (53,040 m2)|
|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.
- Lloyd, Peter (1997). San Francisco: A Guide To Recent Architecture. Cologne: Könnemann. pp. 94–95. ISBN 3-89508-643-6.
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