The San Francisco Federal Building is an 18-story, 71.3 m (234 ft) building at 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission and 7th streets in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The building was designed by the Morphosis architectural firm, as a supplement to the Phillip Burton Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue. Thom Mayne of Morphosis designed the building using a juxtaposition of gray concrete walls, perforated metal panels, and custom, faceted wood ceilings. The building was expected to be completed in 2005, but construction issues and delays pushed the project completion to 2007.Put San Francisco Federal Building at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Francisco travel route planner.
The building was designed to be a 'green' building consuming less than half the power of a standard office tower—an indication of how building design can help slash emissions of greenhouse gases. Utilizing natural light to illuminate 80% of the building helped it achieve worldwide recognition as the first Federal Building to be certified under the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. Additionally, it was the first naturally ventilated office building on the west coast since the advent of air conditioning.
The building features some elevators which stop on every third floor to promote employee interaction and health. Users of the building exit the elevators and walk either up or down one floor via stairs. There are, however, also elevators which stop on every floor for users unable or unwilling to negotiate stairs.
San Francisco Federal Building Reviews
It's the modern new federal building, home to offices. They tried to incorporate energy-saving principles in the design, not completely successful. Employees are not all that happy. Plaza is not... more »
The design was supposed to incorporate several energy-saving schemes and reportedly it has not worked out. The building originally rose out of a declined area, but now lots of other skyscrapers are..... more »
Another location that hatred journalists. Many secrets must be hidden here. Does Santos operate a drug den or human trafficking ring? He sure is rude and secretive about his little hut. Santos needs more in-depth look into his operations. I would suggest his superiors immediately retrain him or remove him from this job as he’s not capable of communicating with public.
The security guards are typical security guards -- rude, bullying, & boorish -- and the staff inside are typical government employees -- robotic, pedantic, & disaffected -- which all makes for the worst possible experience whenever I have to go there for any reason. Always expect a long wait, and for no one there to care how badly their slow rate of work inconveniences you.
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