345 California Center

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345 California Center
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345 California Center is located in San Francisco
345 California Center
Location within San Francisco
345 California Center is located in California
345 California Center
345 California Center (California)
345 California Center is located in the United States
345 California Center
345 California Center (the United States)
Alternative namesCalifornia Center
Stun Gun Towers
Tweezer Towers
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location345 California Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates37°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
CostUS$83 million
OwnerMetropolis Investment Holdings Inc.
ManagementCushman & Wakefield
Architectural695 ft (212 m)
Tip721 ft (220 m)
Roof620 ft (190 m)
Technical details
Floor count48
Floor area570,900 sq ft (53,040 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural engineerSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractorHathaway 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 fifth tallest in the city after the Salesforce Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, 181 Fremont, and 555 California Street if the spires are included. It was originally proposed to be 30 m (98 ft) taller. The building was developed by Norland Properties, a private real estate investment firm led by Hany Ben-Halim.

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 building are the Loews Regency San Francisco hotel, located in twin towers set at 45-degree angles to the rest of the building. Several glass skybridges offer views of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Loews Regency has the street address 222 Sansome, with a different entrance.


The floors of the building are used as follows:

  • 38F - 48F: Loews Regency San Francisco
  • 4F - 36F: Offices
  • 2F - 3F: Retail and Restaurants
  • 1F: Lobby Entrance to the Office and Hotel
  • B2F-B1F: Parking Space


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "345 California Center". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ 345 California Center at Emporis
  3. ^ "345 California Center". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ 345 California Center at Structurae

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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