140 New Montgomery

This historic Art Deco structure and former home of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Building, designed by Timothy Pflueger and completed in 1925 as one of San Francisco’s first high-rises, underwent significant renovation and conversion into a 280,000 SF modern office tower. Restoration and repair of the signature lobby was complimented with the transformation of the former service courtyard into a sculptural garden and dining area. Original windows were replaced with replica, high efficiency windows and historic wood doors, “Bell” symbols in the lobby, wood paneling in the executive board room and the marble-clad staircase were restored and retained, as well as a full terra cotta facade restoration. Added amenities included extensive parking and showers for bikes, a restored historic central stair for tenant circulation and a full MEPFS upgrade designed with flexibility, efficiency, and scalability in mind.


A full seismic upgrade to the 31-story building included the installation of over 2.5 million pounds of steel reinforcement, 6,400 yards of shotcrete, 10 buckling restrained braces, and five super columns extending continuously from the basement to the 19th floor. Sustainability was a key focus and the building achieved LEED Gold level certification.

San Francisco, CA
280,000 SF
Stockbridge Capital Group
Wilson Meany
Design Team
Holmes Structures