Spanning four blocks in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Embarcadero Center is one of the largest mixed-use complexes in the Western United States. Featuring a unique history and award winning architectural design, Embarcadero Center offers four buildings with luxury offices space, hundreds of shops, restaurants, services and a state-of-the-art multi-plex cinema. 

Embarcadero Center History

In the 1950’s, city planner M. Justin Herman spearheaded a plan to redevelop the San Francisco waterfront location where Embarcadero Center stands today. Inspired to create a mixed-use “city within a city”, David Rockefeller, John Portman, and Trammel-Crow submitted the winning proposal to develop the 8.5 acre site. Built in phases over 15 years, development began in 1968 and concluded in 1983. During this time, the vision for the four Embarcadero Center towers was brought to life. Construction of each of the four buildings was completed over a ten year span between 1971 and 1981. Upon completion, the towers immediately became one of the most sought after commerce destinations in San Francisco. 

Embarcadero Center still holds this premiere position in the City and welcomes more than 16,000 people each day. Owned and operated by Boston Properties, the four towers are the corporate headquarters for major companies and the setting for thriving retail and restaurant businesses. 

An innovator for over 40 years, Embarcadero Center is dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainability. The entire complex has earned LEED certification and continues to provide welcoming surroundings for tenants and visitors while protecting and preserving the environment.