1982, Financial District, Shaklee Terraces,
444 Market St., San Francisco.
Skidmore Owings and Merrill.
The rolled-back Market Street facade and finely scaled flush aluminum skin make this one of the more ingratiating of this generation of towers. It is connected by a hyphen to the 1908 Postal Telegraph Building by Lewis Hobart at 22 Battery Street. (Woodbridge and Woodbridge 1992: 33).
West of Front Street in the next block is the Sanwa Bank Building (14) (1982) at 444 Market, also by SOM. The rolling vertical curves are shaped in aluminum, and the top of the building features a series of setbacks with trees on terraces that predate the Planning Department's regulation calling for setbacks in 1985 (Wiley 2000: 160)
(thanks Thomas Hawk)