Transamerica pyramid building

Tallest towers in San Francisco, mapped

The city’s skyline has always been swoon-worthy, but over the last decade, the view has become even more grand—not to mention crowded—as skyscrapers have sprouted taller, taller, and taller. From the Salesforce Tower to 555 California,…
Twitter building in San Fransisco

History of the Twitter Building

How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith The Twitter building, once known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart, got its start as a Depression-era furniture showcase This is a story about adaptive reuse,…
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Building

The most polarizing buildings in San Francisco

Love ’em or loathe ’em, these structures won’t be ignored Thom Mayne’s jarring yet alluring Federal Building, an 18-story structure with a curtain of perforated steel punctuated by a large square cut-out framing a privately owned public…
Renovated Union Bank Plaza in DTLA

Union Bank Plaza undergoes $20 million renovation

The first phase in the historic preservation-minded rehabbing of Union Bank Plaza (UBP) in Downtown Los Angeles has wrapped up. Completed in 1967, the 40-story office tower, designed by Harrison & Abramovitz and Albert C. Martin & Associates…

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