Embarcadero Center

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Highlighted: Hyatt Regency at left and four towers. Not shown: Le Méridien hotel, located behind the other buildings, toward the right of the rightmost highlighted tower.

Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers, two hotels, an underground shopping center with more than 125 stores, bars and restaurants, two movie theaters, and fitness center on three levels. There is an outdoor ice skating rink during winter months. Embarcadero Center sits on a 9.8-acre (4.0 ha) site located off the Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco.[1]

Developed by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller and John Portman, construction began with Tower One in 1971, with the last off-complex extension, Embarcadero West, completed in 1989.[2]

The 4.8 million square feet (445,900 m²) complex accommodates offices for 14,000 people along with mixed-use areas accommodating retail, dining, entertainment and cinema functions.[1]

Night, with edge lighting effects
Plaza Level of Two Embarcadero Center towards the back of the Hyatt Regency and the Ferry Building


Name Height Floors Year Notes
One Embarcadero Center 173 m (568 ft) 45 1971 [3]
Two Embarcadero Center 126 m (413 ft) 30 1974 [4]
Three Embarcadero Center 126 m (413 ft) 31 1977 [5]
Four Embarcadero Center 174 m (571 ft) 45 1982 [6]
Five Embarcadero Center
(Hyatt Regency San Francisco)
77 m (253 ft) 20 1973 [7]
Embarcadero West 123 m (404 ft) 34 1989 Detached from main complex [8]
Le Méridien San Francisco 96.36 m (316.1 ft) 25 1988 Formerly the Park Hyatt Hotel [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Embarcadero Center". Emporis. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Embarcadero Center: History". Boston Properties. 2004. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ One Embarcadero Center at Emporis
  4. ^ Two Embarcadero Center at Emporis
  5. ^ Three Embarcadero Center at Emporis
  6. ^ Four Embarcadero Center at Emporis
  7. ^ Hyatt Regency San Francisco at Emporis
  8. ^ Embarcadero West at Emporis
  9. ^ Le Méridien San Francisco at Emporis

Further reading[edit]

  • Woodbridge, Sally B. (1992). San Francisco Architecture (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. pp. 33–34. ISBN 0-87701-897-9.

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Coordinates: 37°47′41″N 122°23′52″W / 37.794722°N 122.397778°W / 37.794722; -122.397778