501 Second

Attention to Detail

With its exceptional SOMA location across the street from South Park and just three blocks from AT&T Park, 501 Second had all the makings of a flagship building but needed some updating to enhance its world-class character.

501 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA

207,809 SF


When we bought it, the building featured a dated redwood entrance lobby and an aging exterior; we rebuilt the lobby, added a new entrance canopy, and polished the exterior presentation.

We were able to preserve the building’s original gargoyles by recasting and replacing all that were missing or damaged.

The first four floors of the building were constructed in 1925 from steel-reinforced poured-in-place concrete. An additional three stories made from structural steel were added in 1986, when the building was also renovated with new seismic and system upgrades. With storage and parking, the six-story building now totals 236,913 square feet.

501 Second benefits from zoning laws which protect its stellar Bay views from future development.