140 New Montgomery

San Francisco, CA

In 1925, when the Pacific Telephone Building first opened its doors, this 26-story, Art Deco-style structure was the tallest in San Francisco. It was sold by AT&T in 2007 to be converted into residential units but, due to the 2008 downturn, remained vacant until 2012 when developer Wilson Meany Associates converted the building into office spaces.

During the $80M renovation, we restored the original Art Deco lobby ceiling. Conservators stabilized and consolidated areas of loss, delaminating or damaged ornamental and decorative plaster; cleaned the polychrome ceiling; and in-painted areas to seamlessly integrate missing and damage areas with the existing historic finishes.

140 New Montgomery now serves as the headquarters for Yelp and is a LEED Gold certified sustainable property.