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Architecture / 560 Mission

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I ride down Mis­sion Street every­day, and I always admire the JP Mor­gan Chase build­ing at 560 Mis­sion between First and Sec­ond Street. Most build­ings in down­town SF are earth-toned, and rid­ing among them can feel like flash­ing back to the Gap in the ear­ly 90's — put­ty, mauve, beige, taupe, moss. In con­trast, the Mor­gan build­ing has black steel-and-glass facade with a green­ish tint, pleas­ant­ly blend­ing erec­tor-set order­li­ness with an aquar­i­um-like glow. Today I found out it was designed by Cesar Pel­li, aka the guy/firm behind the Petronas Tow­ers. Each archi­tect in this review of recent archi­tec­ture in the SF Busi­ness Jour­nal describes 560 Mis­sion as their favorite recent SF project.