Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), San Francisco, CA (firm); Edward Charles Bassett (architect); John Ogden Merrill (architect); Nathaniel Alexander Owings (architect); Louis Skidmore Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1960

255 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111-4904

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The magazine Western Architect and Engineer (which went by the short abbreviation A & E), had offices on the 9th floor of the Hancock Building in 01/1961. McGraw-Hill Publishing Company operated its headquarters on the 9th floor as well. Massive columns support this granite office building's rectilinear bulk; windows were framed in bronze.

PCAD id: 14531