100 Van Ness Avenue

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100 Van Ness
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100 Van Ness Avenue is located in San Francisco
100 Van Ness Avenue
Location within San Francisco
100 Van Ness Avenue is located in California
100 Van Ness Avenue
100 Van Ness Avenue (California)
100 Van Ness Avenue is located in the US
100 Van Ness Avenue
100 Van Ness Avenue (the US)
Alternative namesCalifornia State Automobile Association Building
General information
TypeOffice (1974)[1]
Residential (2015)[2]
Location100 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
Coordinates37°46′36.2″N 122°25′09.1″W / 37.776722°N 122.419194°W / 37.776722; -122.419194Coordinates: 37°46′36.2″N 122°25′09.1″W / 37.776722°N 122.419194°W / 37.776722; -122.419194
Roof400 ft (122 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count29[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectAlbert F. Roller[3]
Office building
Solomon Cordwell Buenz[4]
Residential conversion
Structural engineerH.J. Brunnier

100 Van Ness is a skyscraper in San Francisco. Formerly an office building, it was converted into residential use. It is located in the Civic Center neighborhood near the San Francisco City Hall on Van Ness Avenue. The building, completed in 1974, stands 400 feet (122 m) and has 29 floors of former office space that housed the California State Automobile Association (CSAA).[3]

The building was sold by CSAA to VNO Patson, LLC in 2008 and was leased back to CSAA until 2010, at which time they relocated to a new corporate headquarters campus near Walnut Creek. VNO Patson's interest in the building was foreclosed on by its lender and is now owned by Civic Center Commons Associates, which took title to the property in 2011. The current owner, Emerald Fund, converted the building into 418 rental apartments. It was completed by 2015.[2] The amenity roof deck is the largest in San Francisco and includes a bocce ball court, fire pit BBQ stations and several group lounge spaces (complete with heated concrete benches).

The conversion architect was completed by the San Francisco office of Solomon Cordwell and Buenz and the interior design was completed by New York-based Irish Interior Designer Colum McCartan, founder and principal of McCARTAN.

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  1. ^ a b c d "California State Automobile Association Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  2. ^ a b Dineen, J.K. (21 October 2011). "Auto club tower revs up for housing". San Francisco Business Times. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "California State Automobile Association Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-09-30.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-11-10.

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