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595 Market Street
is a skyscraper
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of many stories, often designed for office and commercial use. There is no official definition or height above which a building may be classified as a skyscraper...
in San Francisco
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. The building rises 410 feet (125 meters) in the northern region of San Francisco’s Financial District
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. It contains 30 floors, and was completed in 1979. 595 Market Street currently stands as the 37th-tallest building
in the city. The architect who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is one of the few hexagon
al-shaped skyscrapers in the city.
In 2009 Visa, Inc. signed a 10 year lease for the top three floors of the building. Visa moved its top executives, and therefore, the headquarters, to 595 Market from Foster City
Foster City is an affluent planned city located in San Mateo County, California, 94404. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 30,567. Forbes ranked Foster City #10 on their 2009 list of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well. Money has also recognized Foster City multiple times as...