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450 Sutter Building

450 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-434-6317
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On the Architecture Tour

Just a block from Union Square is this art deco masterpiece. Besides the lobby, you need to see it... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Thomas V
Oakland, California
You must go inside

This is one Art Deco building that is best appreciated from inside. The Mayan-themed lobby with its... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Building designed by Timothy Pfleuger in the same art deco architectural style that was used for the Paramount Theatre.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good14%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
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450 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA
Union Square
+1 415-434-6317
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Just a block from Union Square is this art deco masterpiece. Besides the lobby, you need to see it from a few blocks away in order to admire the majesty. Dentists offices.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one Art Deco building that is best appreciated from inside. The Mayan-themed lobby with its marble walls and bronze ceiling is as intricate and as beautiful as any I have ever seen (and I've seen quite a few). Thankfully, on my visit the...More

1  Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The 450 Sutter Building is a massive concrete building and unless you ventured inside you would think it’s just another tall office tower building in the downtown area. Walk through these doors to truly admire all of the intricately carved Mayan figures on the ceilings...More

Thank FormerCaliBoy
Reviewed 20 January 2016

This is one of my favorite San Francisco buildings, because of its history and architecture. Built in 1929, the 26-floor structure was the first West Coast skyscraper designed to withstand an earthquake. Its architect -- Timothy Pflueger -- was inspired by the ancient Mayan culture...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This tower is used as a medical offices but is famous for its Neo-Mayan Art Deco style. The building was designed Timothy L Pflueger and has an imposing exterior.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 4 August 2014

If you are a fan of Art Deco buildings, this would be an interesting stop for you (and you would probably rate it higher than "3"). If you have a general interest in different types of buildings, do drop by if you have the time...the...More

Thank bbb57aolcom
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2003

Folks who admire great design and high style will enjoy the lobby of this building. With its gun metal grey and golden hiroglyphs it looks like The Matrix crossed with a Mayan temple. An outstanding piece of Art Deco design that's featured in many architecture...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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