101 California features one of the city's most treasured plazas known for its world-class restaurant location; landscaped, terraced seating; and its connection of Market Street and California Street. Providing a venue to dine, enjoy occasional live music during the weekly summer concert series, or simply convene with others in the surrounding cityscape, this coveted plaza is one of the largest and most popular public spaces in the Financial District.
With a seven-story, transparent glass façade, 101 California’s north lobby is flooded with natural light year-round. Honed Rosa Porrino granite clads this vast main lobby, and suspended grand oculars mark each main elevator lobby. The north lobby greets visitors and tenants with places to meet amidst a lush interior landscape, and provides 24/7 on-site security. The south lobby is currently under design to provide an intra-building café.
Mina Group and Chef Ken Tominaga opened two unique restaurants in 101 California’s plaza in the summer of 2014. PABU, featuring modern Japanese cuisine with global influences and a full bar with an extensive sake selection, activates the entire north portion of the restaurant. Ramen Bar offers quick-service ramen bowls and salads featuring local, sustainable, organic ingredients.
101 California’s on-site retail amenities include The Plant Café Organic serving local, sustainable fare; Yoppi frozen yogurt; Blooming Gazebo Florist; Green Streets Cleaners providing eco-friendly dry cleaning, overnight laundry, and alteration services; and a US Bank branch with ATM. Additionally, 101 California’s own on-site horticulture team is focused on sustainable practices for plant maintenance and in-suite floral arrangements for tenants.
101 California’s garage is impeccably maintained and offers state-of-the-art services with valet parking services, electric charging stations, on-site car washing services, ample bike parking including a card-key accessible, high-security bike storage facility with a bike repair station, and on-site showers and locker rooms.
Hines organizes a series of events throughout the year at 101 California, including seasonal holiday events, a summer concert series in the plaza, and a winter concert series in the north lobby featuring talented musicians from various genres as entertainment for visitors and tenants.
101 California’s main lobbies exhibit carefully-curated, large-scale works from all over the country. The selection of artists rotate throughout the year and invite each artist to address the unique architectural characteristics of the building. The transparency of the north lobby allows the installations to be seen from 101 California’s plaza, giving visitors the opportunity to see museum-quality art in a public setting.
101 California enjoys generous natural light and open views given its full city block footprint. The lower floors benefit from sunlit cityscape perspectives unavailable at partial block office towers, and the upper floors offer some of the Bay Area’s most impressive views to the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
101 California’s footprint spans one full block in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. The building is oriented diagonally to bring together two of San Francisco’s most important streets, California and Market. The building’s prestigious California Street address locates it within walking distance of over 200 restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues. San Francisco’s revitalized waterfront along the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building is just two blocks away.
101 California is arguably the most centrally located office building in San Francisco for access to public transit. The building features a dedicated taxi stop and multiple MUNI bus line stops near its entrance; the Cable Car and historic Market Street F-Line Trolly, as well as MUNI light rail and BART access, are just across the street; and San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Ferry Building are just a short walk two blocks away.