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Hallidie Building

  • 130 Sutter St. Map It
  • Union Square
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 07/06/2016

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Named for cable-car inventor Andrew S. Hallidie, this 1918 structure is best viewed from across the street. Willis Polk's revolutionary glass-curtain wall—believed to be the world's first such facade—hangs a foot beyond the reinforced concrete of the frame. The reflecting glass, decorative exterior fire escapes that appear to be metal balconies, and Venetian Gothic cornice are notably lovely.

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130 Sutter St., between Kearny and Montgomery Sts., San Francisco, California, 94104, United States

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Published 07/06/2016


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