Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architecture Photos

SOM partners Louis Skidmore (1897-1962), Nathaniel A. Owings (1903-1984) & John O. Merrill (1896-1975) built a firm which still erects major commercial buildings of note including the Sears Tower (1974) in Chicago, Lever House (1950-2) in New York, Hirshhorn Museum (1974) in Washington, DC.

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Bank of America Center between stepped Marriott, & Transamerica pyramid. San Francisco, CA.345 California Center or "Tweezer Towers" with glass bridges between towers. San Francisco, CA.Blue glass One Bush Plaza was Frisco's first glass tower with Adam Grant & Tweezer towers behind. San Francisco, CA.388 Market Street in modern flatiron style behind 101 California St. San Francisco, CA.
Bank of America Center (1969) (52 floors) (555 California St.) between stepped Marriott, & Transamerica pyramid. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons plus Pietro Belluschi.345 California Center (1986) or "Tweezer Towers" (48 floors) (345 California St.) with glass bridges between towers. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Blue glass One Bush Plaza (1959) was Frisco's first glass tower (20 floors) with Adam Grant (1908) & Tweezer towers (1986) behind. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.388 Market Street (1987) (24 floors) in modern flatiron style behind 101 California St. San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
St. Regis San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.New State Office Building. San Francisco, CA.One Maritime Plaza with exterior X braces. San Francisco, CA.One Maritime Plaza & Transamerica Pyramid. San Francisco, CA.
St. Regis San Francisco (2004) (42 floors) (685 Mission Street at Third St.). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.New State Office Building (1985). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.One Maritime Plaza (1964) (former Alcoa Building) with exterior X braces (27 floors) (350 Washington St.). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.One Maritime Plaza & Transamerica Pyramid. San Francisco, CA.
Old Saint Mary's Church & 650 California Street. San Francisco, CA.505 Montgomery Street. San Francisco, CA.Wells Fargo Tower. Los Angeles, CA.Gas Company Tower. Los Angeles, CA.
Old Saint Mary's Church (1909) (660 California St. at Grant) & 650 California Street (1964) (34 floors). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.505 Montgomery Street (1988) (24 floors). San Francisco, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Wells Fargo Tower (1983) (54 floors) (333 South Grand Ave.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Gas Company Tower (1988-91) (52 floors) (555 West Fifth St.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Postmodern. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Gas Company Tower summit with ship-shaped crown. Los Angeles, CA.Ernst & Young Plaza. Los Angeles, CA.International Jewelry Center. Los Angeles, CA.Hyatt Regency San Diego. San Diego, CA.
Gas Company Tower summit with ship-shaped crown. Los Angeles, CA.Ernst & Young Plaza (1985) (42 floors) (725 South Figueroa St.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.International Jewelry Center (1979-81) (16 floors) (550 South Hill St.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Hyatt Regency San Diego (1992 & 2002) (40 floors) (One Market Place). San Diego, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill then Martinez & Cutri.
Hyatt Regency San Diego tapered crown. San Diego, CA.Knight Ridder Building [aka Fairmont Plaza] plus Fairmont Hotel over San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA.Reflecting pool mirrors Capitol Hill. Washington, DC.Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, DC.
Hyatt Regency San Diego tapered crown. San Diego, CA.Knight Ridder Building [aka Fairmont Plaza] (1988) (17 floors) (50 West San Fernando) plus Fairmont Hotel over San Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Reflecting pool (1976) mirrors Capitol Hill & was built to cover underground freeway. Washington, DC. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Inter-American Development Bank (1985) (1300 New York Ave. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Hirshhorn Museum. Washington, DC.Demonet building. Washington, DC.AUL Tower. Indianapolis, IN.Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum. Austin, TX.
Hirshhorn Museum (1967-74) round central patio. Washington, DC. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Demonet building (1880, 1901, 1984) where highrise complements Victorian tower (Connecticut Ave. at M St. NW). Washington, DC. Architect: Totten & Rogers then Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.AUL (OneAmerica) Tower (1982) with flag above Central Canal. Indianapolis, IN. Style: Modern. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum (1971) (Univ. of Texas, 2313 Red River St.). Austin, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Lyndon B. Johnson Library corner detail. Austin, TX.Lyndon B. Johnson Library central staircase & files holding LBJ documents. Austin, TX.1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.
Lyndon B. Johnson Library corner detail. Austin, TX.Lyndon B. Johnson Library central staircase & files holding LBJ documents. Austin, TX.1100 Louisiana (1980) (55 floors). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + 3D/International.1100 Louisiana. Houston, TX.
Wells Fargo Plaza & 1100 Louisiana over Public Library. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza reflected buildings. Houston, TX.
Wells Fargo Plaza & 1100 Louisiana over Public Library. Houston, TX.1100 Louisiana & Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Wells Fargo Plaza (1983) (71 floors) (1000 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Wells Fargo Plaza reflected buildings. Houston, TX.
Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.One Shell Plaza. Houston, TX.JP Morgan Chase Tower. Dallas, TX.
Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.Base of Wells Fargo Plaza. Houston, TX.One Shell Plaza (1971) (50 floors) (910 Louisiana St.). Houston, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill + Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson.JP Morgan Chase Tower (1987) (55 floors) (2200 Ross Ave.). Dallas, TX. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
JP Morgan Chase Tower over trellises of Cancer Survivors Plaza. Dallas, TX.JP Morgan Chase Tower ground level details. Dallas, TX.Huntington Center to right of LeVeque Tower. Columbus, OH.Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.
JP Morgan Chase Tower over trellises of Cancer Survivors Plaza. Dallas, TX.JP Morgan Chase Tower ground level details. Dallas, TX.Huntington Center (1984) (37 floors) (41 South High St.) to right of LeVeque Tower. Columbus, OH. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Wachovia Financial Center (1984) (200 South Biscayne Blvd.) (55 floors). Miami, FL. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Spillis Candela & Partners.
Facade of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Terraced roofline of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Miami Metromover people mover transport passes Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Outdoor atrium of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.
Facade of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Terraced roofline of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Miami Metromover people mover transport passes Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.Outdoor atrium of Wachovia Financial Center. Miami, FL.

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