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450 Sutter Building

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Address: 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: (415) 434-6317
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Building designed by Timothy Pfleuger in the same art deco architectural...

Building designed by Timothy Pfleuger in the same art deco architectural style that was used for the Paramount Theatre.

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Good Stop for Architecture Buffs

This is one of my favorite San Francisco buildings, because of its history and architecture. Built in 1929, the 26-floor structure was the first West Coast skyscraper designed to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite San Francisco buildings, because of its history and architecture. Built in 1929, the 26-floor structure was the first West Coast skyscraper designed to withstand an earthquake. Its architect -- Timothy Pflueger -- was inspired by the ancient Mayan culture for the design. The Art Deco facade displays terra cotta that was restored between 2007... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This tower is used as a medical offices but is famous for its Neo-Mayan Art Deco style. The building was designed Timothy L Pflueger and has an imposing exterior.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are a fan of Art Deco buildings, this would be an interesting stop for you (and you would probably rate it higher than "3"). If you have a general interest in different types of buildings, do drop by if you have the time...the lobby and exterior are worth the quick look. 450 Sutter is a 26-floor, 105 m... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2003

Folks who admire great design and high style will enjoy the lobby of this building. With its gun metal grey and golden hiroglyphs it looks like The Matrix crossed with a Mayan temple. An outstanding piece of Art Deco design that's featured in many architecture books. This is a working medical building, so if you stop by the lobby during... More 

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