What used to be at 350 California at Sansome was the 160 foot tall Alaska Commercial Building
But in 1979 it was replaced by the 325 foot tall, 23-story California Building (aka Bank of Tokyo Building and the Union Bank Building).
All that’s left of the Alaska connection are these walrus gargoyles.
I am the walrus, no, I’m the walrus, all day long
Look for these friendly critters the next time you’re in the area.
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