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Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

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Shopping Mall · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers, two hotels, a shopping center with more than 125 stores, bars, and restaurants, two movie theaters, and a fitness center on three levels. There is an outdoor ice skating rink during winter months. Embarcadero Center sits on a 9.8-acre (4.0 ha) site largely bounded by Clay (to the north), Sacramento (to the south), Battery (to the west), and the Embarcadero (to the east), in the financial district of San Francisco.
Developed by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller and John Portman, construction began with Tower One in 1971, with the last off-complex extension, Embarcadero West, completed in 1989. The two extension buildings are west of Battery.

The 4.8 million square feet (445,900 m2) complex accommodates offices for 14,000 people along with mixed-use areas accommodating retail, dining, entertainment and cinema functions.
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  • I once worked here and it was a joy to wander through the shops at lunch time, and then maybe pop into a bar for happy hour. And there are a few good restaurants. The design is classic 70s urban...  more »
  • While there are some shopping options, I always visit the Embarcadero Center for the food. Wide variety of options has always left me satisfied.  more »
  • I went here to scout some photo locations to shoot various parts of the city from an overpass. There’s various spots to consider that overlook the streets and then there’s also the stairs. If your looking for a quick photo opportunity give this place a try, maybe it’s something for you.
  • this is a nice downtown shopping center, but not really a very exciting place on the weekend. The main reason you would come here would be to go to the movies. Most of the decent restaurants have either closed or changed out recently.

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