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Highlighted: Hyatt Regency at left and four towers. Not shown: Le Méridien hotel, located behind the other buildings, toward the right of the rightmost highlighted tower.

Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers, two hotels, a shopping center with more than 125 stores, bars, and restaurants, two movie theaters, and a fitness center on three levels. There is an outdoor ice skating rink during winter months. Embarcadero Center sits on a 9.8-acre (4.0 ha) site largely bounded by Clay (to the north), Sacramento (to the south), Battery (to the west), and the Embarcadero (to the east), in the financial district of San Francisco.

Developed by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller and John Portman, construction began with Tower One in 1971, with the last off-complex extension, Embarcadero West, completed in 1989. The two extension buildings are west of Battery.

The 4.8 million square feet (445,900 m²) complex accommodates offices for 14,000 people along with mixed-use areas accommodating retail, dining, entertainment and cinema functions.


Name Height Floors Year Notes
One 173 m
568 ft
45 1971
Two 126 m
413 ft
30 1974
Three 126 m
413 ft
31 1977
Four 174 m
571 ft
45 1982
(Hyatt Regency)
77 m
253 ft
20 1973
Embarcadero West 123 m
404 ft
34 1989 Detached from main complex
Le Méridien 96.36 m
316.1 ft
25 1988 Formerly the Park Hyatt Hotel
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