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KPMG Building
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Alternative names 55 Second Street
One Second Street
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Postmodern
Location 55 Second Street
San Francisco, California
Coordinates 37°47′19″N 122°24′01″W / 37.7887°N 122.4003°W / 37.7887; -122.4003
Construction started 2000
Completed 2002
Cost US$110 million
Owner Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Management Hines Interests Limited Partnership
Roof 100 m (330 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 25
Floor area 41,063 m2 (442,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 8
Design and construction
Architect Heller Manus Architects
HKS Architects
Developer Cousins Properties, Inc.
Myers Development Co.
Structural engineer Louie International
Glumac International
Main contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie

The KPMG Building is a 25-story, 100 m (330 ft) Class A office building located at 55 Second Street in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, designed by Heller Manus, and completed in 2002.


When the building was first proposed by Jaymont Properties in 1989, the project was called One Second Street. The development was slowed by the early 1990s recession in the United States but was eventually approved in February 1998.

In November 1999, Jaymont sold the development site to a partnership of Cousins Properties Inc. and Myers Development Company for US$22 million. Groundbreaking took place in May 2000 and the building was completed in March 2002.

In September 2004, Cousins/Myers sold the building to an affiliate of Hines Interests Limited Partnership for US$146.4 million.

Like many other buildings in the area, 55 Second Street contains a public space, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a big room with hardwood floors, skylights and grand leather chairs, like a private club", which is located on a mezzanine level.

Major tenants

  • KPMG
  • Buchalter
  • Intercom (company)
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