Posts Tagged ‘555’

TA, 345, 555: The Iconic Buildings of San Francisco’s Financial District, by Photographer David Yu – Sunrise

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Most iconic is the Transamerica Pyramid. 

And then on the right comes the Bank of America Building, aka Triple Five Cal, aka the “Triple Nickel” (according to Wiki but I’ve never heard that phrase IRL),

And then in the middle comes 345 California Center, which is famous for being  full of mofo* attorneys.

From famous Bay Area photographer David Yu:

Anyway, that’s sunrise over the Financial – a rare sight.

*Srsly, that’s the nickname of a big firm based in SF.

Financial District Nazgul – The Freakiest Thing You’ll Ever See in the 94104 – “Faceless Rooftop Wraiths”

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Twelve feet tall they are:

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These 12-Foot-Tall Statues High Atop the 580 California Building Will FREAK YOU OUT the First Time You See Them

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Here’s what you can see across the street from the former Bank of America World Headquarters at 555 California betwixt Kearny and Montgomery in the Financh.

OMG, On My Guard:

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That’s right, it’s the art at the top of 580 California:

The postmodern, 107 m (351 ft), 23 story tower is … is topped with twelve statues described as “The Corporate Goddesses” by Muriel Castanis on the twenty-third floor.”

The LA Times calls these twelve statures faceless rooftop wraiths.”

Yep.

Avert your gaze.

But these workers inside 580 have no choice:

Pray for them.

Courage.

Attention Tenderloin NIMBYs: You Have the Entire Month of March to Protest the New Maestro Restaurant at 555 Golden Gate

Monday, March 5th, 2012

That Paolo Lucchesi of Inside Scoop has once again scooped me, it seems. This time it’s news of the latest doomed attempt to make a go of 555 Golden Gate near Polk Street, oh well.

But here’s a close-up of the entrance. (Looks like bird poo might be a problem, as it was for the Trader Vic’s people)

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And here are the deets for your nascent protest against the opening of this brokedown palace:

Enjoy.

Why Do the Chevron Towers on Market Street Use Polar Bears for Holiday Decoration?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I don’t know, these polar bears at first looked to be part of some art installation, but it turns out that that’s just the way the managers of the buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street decorate for Our Winter Holiday.

O.K. fine. But Chevron’s an oil company, right? Most of the employees shipped out to San Ramon a while back, but are there a few left up there?

Oh well. Presenting the Bear of the Decade and Symbol of Global Warming, Ursus maritimus:

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This one looks a bit weasly (or ferret-ty), huh?

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Enjoy your polar bears, workers at Chevron Towers….

N30 Arrests: Mobilization for Climate Justice vs. the Bank of America Building

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Well the arrestees had already been hauled away by the time I passed by the global warming protest in the Financial District at California and Kearny yesterday. So that left about 50 to contiune the rally until 2:30 PM. By that time, there were more cops in the area than protesters.

The kids don’t like banks funding projects, particpating in carbon exchanges and opposing legislation – thoses are the beefs. Anyway, here’s the big site that explains why they went after BofA on November 30th and here are a few local accounts. The Chevron HQ on Market is the next target so look out on Pearl Harbor Day,

Hi mom:

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A “parachute” the protesters played with. At least one ‘chutist was a passerby who joined in with glee. 

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After the arrests, there were cops everywhere, all around the building:

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The mise-en-scene

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See you next time.

Gold! Gold in Oakland! Shorenstein’s 555 12th Street is now LEED Gold Certified

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Gold! I love goooold! So you can imagine how I felt upon learning that 555 12th Street in Oakland City Center is the “first building in the Shorenstein Properties’ commercial real estate portfolio to be LEED Gold certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program.”

Next stop: Platinum, baby. Maybe someday….

Here it is, deets below:

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Shorenstein Properties’ 555 12th Street Building in Oakland City Center Receives LEED(R) Gold Certification

First Shorenstein Asset to Earn Coveted Green Status http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com http://www.shorenstein.com http://www.greenbuild.com

OAKLAND, Calif., November 13 /PRNewswire/ — Shorenstein-owned 555 12th Street in Oakland City Center is the first building in the company’s commercial real estate portfolio to be LEED Gold certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED EBOM) program. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building employs strategies aimed at improving performance in: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.   The LEED EBOM certification of 555 12th Street comes some seven years after it opened in 2002.

“This is a major accomplishment,” said John Dolby, Shorenstein vice president and leasing manager at Oakland City Center. “We are very proud of Property Manager Diana Hernandez, Chief Engineer Mike Berry, and the entire 555 12th Street staff for their persistent efforts over the past 18 months.” He added, “We also recognize the importance of the participation of the building’s tenants.  Their cooperative spirit was a big factor in achieving the certification.”

The green building consulting firm of Simon & Associates coordinated the LEED certification process for the building. According to Raphael Sperry, AIA, LEED AP, the initial assessment was conducted in late spring of 2008 and work began in earnest in August 2008.  The building was officially designated as LEED Gold on October 31, 2009.

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