Located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District, 101 California is a 48-story tower encompassing 1.2 million square feet of office space. The tower is cylindrical in shape with articulated edges of alternating bands of granite and glass, featuring a seven-story, glass-enclosed lobby at its base, and a granite-paved triangular plaza that contains seasonal flowers, seating and a fountain. 101 California was completed in 1982.
In 2011, 101 California was certified at the Platinum level under the USGBC's LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) rating system. With a score of 94 leaf credits at that time, this architectural landmark earned the highest score ever awarded in the EB category throughout the world.