Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

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Embarcadero Center is a commercial complex of five office towers, two hotels, an underground shopping center with more than 125 stores, bars and restaurants, two movie theaters, and fitness center on three levels. There is an outdoor ice skating rink during winter months. Embarcadero Center sits on a 9.8acre site located off the Embarcadero in the financial district of San Francisco.Developed by Trammell Crow, David Rockefeller and John Portman, construction began with Tower One in 1971, with the last off-complex extension, Embarcadero West, completed in 1989.The 4.8 million square feet (445,900 m²) complex accommodates offices for 14,000 people along with mixed-use areas accommodating retail, dining, entertainment and cinema functions.
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  • Without question a tourist mecca, but is that a bad thing? The Embarcadero Waterfront has an amazing collection of bars, restaurants, shops and views for days. As I mentioned, it's a major tourist hub...  more »
  • On our San Francisco visits, we often wander through the ground level of this center en route to the Ferry Building, which stands by the bay. This entails crossing a street to reach the bottom of each...  more »
  • This place may not be as tourist as Fisherman’s wharf and pier 39 but it offers so many dining options and walking distance from Union Square. It is an excellent attraction that I only fully discovere...  more »
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  • Embarcadero is a nice place to walk along the San Francisco Bay, day or night. You can see the ships going in and out of the Bay and people watching along the promenade. Embarcadero Center hosts the weekly farmer's market on Saturday morning. A good opportunity to have a look of the bounty available in the SF Bay area.
  • Be careful: DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR THERE and SHOP Embarcadero 3. Theft in Car Park Sunday 10/12/14 (11:30 - 2:30 PM) #3 Embarcadero underground Car Park My car got broken into. Car Park is not monitored where the cars are. They don't have any cameras where the cars are parked. According to their security. Lost over 3K worth of laptops and personal belonging. When I contacted the company Boston Properties who owns the building , all I got was " we are not responsible for ....." :-( Shop some where else where they will take care of your car. Find another parking space that is monitored. PICTURE ATTACHED.
  • A beautiful area with lots of shopping options. Plenty of restaurants available. As a visitor from Australia we found the number of homeless at odds with the apparent wealth on show.
  • Embarcadero center stretches for 4+blocks full of stores, terraces, theaters, post 📪 office, office towers, etcetera- all that pass over the streets here so that one never needs to cross a street here. I'm not sure how people in wheel-chairs navigate this labyrinth of different levels. There are elevators in each tower though I don't know how to access those elevators either unless you are already on a level that reaches that elevator via escalator. Confused 😕. For those that can walk 🚶- have fun exploring the different levels!
  • Very clean and well structured. There is a perfect balance of retail and outdoor space which makes you almost forget you are in a shopping area. There are so many selections for whatever you are looking for, and the cityscape views are perfect. The underground parking was perfect, and surprisingly inexpensive for a metro area.
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