Shell Building (San Francisco)

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Shell Building
Shell Building.jpg
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 100 Bush Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′29″N 122°24′00″W / 37.7915°N 122.3999°W / 37.7915; -122.3999Coordinates: 37°47′29″N 122°24′00″W / 37.7915°N 122.3999°W / 37.7915; -122.3999
Completed 1929
Owner Brothers International Holdings Corp.
Management 100 Bush Corporation Ltd.
Height
Roof 115.22 m (378.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 29
Floor area 246,000 sq ft (22,900 m2)
Design and construction
Architect George W. Kelham
Heller Manus Architects
Structural engineer H.J. Brunnier Associates
References
[1][2][3]

The Shell Building is an office tower in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. Shell Oil Company occupied the building until the 1960s. The 28-story, 115.22 m (378.0 ft), building is located at 100 Bush Street, at Battery Street. Its architectural style is Gothic Moderne, Moderne and Art Deco.[4] The architect was George W. Kelham and the building was built in 1929. There are castings of shells that decorate the cornice on the upper levels as well as shell designs in the lobby floor and decorative grill at the front of the building.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Shell Building (San Francisco) at Emporis
  2. ^ Shell Building (San Francisco) at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Shell Building (San Francisco) at Structurae
  4. ^ Starr, Kevin; 344 (1996). Endangered Dreams, the Great Depression in San Francisco. Oxford: University Press. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  5. ^ John King (1 February 2009). "Cityscape: the Shell Building". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  6. ^ Woodbridge, Sally B. (1992). San Francisco Architecture (Second ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-87701-897-9. 

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