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1980s: "Manhattanization" and Homelessness Article

Financial District, Skyscrapers, Dianne Feinstein, Homelessness

During the administration of Mayor Dianne Feinstein (1978-1988), San Francisco saw a development boom referred to as "Manhattanization." Many large skyscrapers were built - primarily in the Financial District - but the boom also included high-rise condominiums in some residential neighborhoods. An...

Transamerica Pyramid Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Financial District, Buildings, Transamerica Corporation

Built on the location of the historic Montgomery Block, it has a structural height of 260m (850ft) and contains 48 floors of retail and office space. Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in...

Bank of America Center Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Financial District, Bank of America, Buildings

This 52-story and 779ft (237.4m) skyscraper on 555 California Street in San Francisco, formerly Bank of America Center, was the first skyscraper to be erected in the city, in 1972. The tower served as the world headquarters of Bank of America until the 1998 merger with NationsBank, when company...