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KPMG Building

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Status  Complete
Architectural style  Postmodern
Type  Commercial offices
Construction started  2000
KPMG Building

Alternative names  55 Second Street One Second Street
Location  55 Second Street San Francisco, California

The KPMG Building is a 25-story, 100 m (330 ft) Class A office building in the financial district of San Francisco, California, designed by Heller Manus, and completed in 2002.



When the building was first proposed by Jaymont Properties in 1989, the project was called One Second Street. The development was slowed by the early 1990s recession in the United States but was eventually approved in February 1998.

In November 1999, Jaymont sold the development site to a partnership of Cousins Properties Inc. and Myers Development Company for US$22 million. Groundbreaking took place in May 2000 and the building was completed in March 2002.

In September 2004, Cousins/Myers sold the building to an affiliate of Hines Interests Limited Partnership for US$146.4 million.

Like many other buildings in the area, 55 Second Street contains a public space, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a big room with hardwood floors, skylights and grand leather chairs, like a private club", which is located on a mezzanine level.

Major tenants

  • KPMG
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • References

    KPMG Building Wikipedia