10 South Van Ness Avenue, a proposed new skyscraper, is the 16th tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built. The 590-foot tower will add nearly a thousand new apartments to the city on top of a 1.2-acre lot in the Civic Center as part of San Francisco’s high-density planned neighborhood, The Hub. Crescent Heights is responsible for the development.
Tallest Buildings of Bay Area 2021
The 17th tallest building in San Francisco planned or built is Market Center, the 573-foot tall office tower at 575 Market Street in SoMa, San Francisco. Part of a two-structure complex, the towering offices were home to the international headquarters for Standard Oil of California, now known as Chevron, from opening until 2001. Now, the building is owned and managed by Paramount Group.
The 18th tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built is Four Embarcadero Center, an iconic waterfront landmark in the San Francisco skyline. It is also the tallest of the Embarcadero Center mega-development in the Financial District and the tallest waterfront building in the region. The 570-foot tall tower rises just two feet higher than One Embarcadero Center. As with the rest of the complex, John Portman & Associates were the architects.
The 19th tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area planned or built is One Embarcadero Center. One Embarcadero Center is the western-most of four look-a-like office buildings that have been a defining feature of San Francisco’s Financial District skyline since it was first erected in 1971. The mixed-use Embarcadero Center project was submitted to the city by David Rockefeller, John Portman, and Trammel-Crow.
The 20th tallest tower in the Bay Area planned or built is 44 Montgomery Street, built in San Francisco’s Financial District. Completed in 1967, the 565-foot tall structure surpassed 650 California Street’s pinnacle and became the tallest building in the United States west of Dallas. John Graham & Company, best known for the Seattle Space Needle, is responsible for the architecture.