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50 Beale Street
Former names Bechtel Building
Blue Shield of California Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 50 Beale Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′28″N 122°23′47″W / 37.7912°N 122.3965°W / 37.7912; -122.3965
Completed 1967
Owner Paramount Group, Inc.
Roof 328 ft (100 m)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Floor area 730,136 sq ft (67,831.9 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

50 Beale Street is a 328 ft (100 m), 23-floor high-rise office building in the Financial District, San Francisco between Market Street and Mission Street. It is on the list of tallest buildings in San Francisco.

Completed in 1967, the building served as the world headquarters for Bechtel before the company moved to Reston, Virginia. The building has also served as headquarters for Blue Shield of California between 1996 and 2018. In 2006, Blue Shield renewed its lease and acquired naming rights to the building. The building has formerly been known as the Bechtel Building and subsequently the Blue Shield of California Building.

Broadway Partners acquired the building in 2007. A joint venture of The Rockefeller Group and Mitsubishi Estate New York acquired the building in September 2012. The building was sold to Paramount Group, Inc. for approximately US$395 million in September 2014.


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