Shell Building (San Francisco)

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Shell Building
Shell Building.jpg
Shell Building (San Francisco) is located in San Francisco
Shell Building (San Francisco)
Shell Building (San Francisco) is located in California
Shell Building (San Francisco)
Shell Building (San Francisco) is located in the US
Shell Building (San Francisco)
Location within San Francisco
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.
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

The Shell Building is an office tower in the Financial District of San Francisco, California. The 28-story, 115.22 m (378.0 ft), building is located at 100 Bush Street, at Battery Street. It was designed by George W. Kelham and built in 1929, in the architectural style of Gothic Moderne, Moderne and Art Deco.[4]

Shell Oil Company occupied the building until the 1960s. 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shell Building (San Francisco) at Emporis
  2. ^ "Shell Building". 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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