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450 Sutter
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Alternative names 450 Sutter Medical Building
Medical-Dental Office Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Art Deco/ Art Moderne
Location 450 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′22″N 122°24′28″W / 37.7895°N 122.4077°W / 37.7895; -122.4077
Completed October 15, 1929
Roof 105 m (344 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 26
Design and construction
Architect Miller and Pflueger
Four Fifty Sutter Building
Architectural style Art deco
NRHP reference No. 09001118
Added to NRHP December 22, 2009

450 Sutter is a twenty-six-floor, 105-meter (344-foot) skyscraper in San Francisco, California, completed in 1929. The tower is known for its "Neo-Mayan" Art Deco design by architect Timothy L. Pflueger. The building's vertically faceted exterior later influenced Pietro Belluschi in his similarly faceted exterior of 555 California, the former Bank of America Center completed in 1969.

The building's tenants are largely dental and medical professional offices.

In the director's commentary of influential point-and-click adventure game "Grim Fandango," game designer Tim Schafer credits the building as a major aesthetic influence. Schafer said he became familiar with 450 Sutter because his dentist's office was located on one of the upper floors, and that he had modeled the Department of Death, one of the game's most important locations, on the building.


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