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Mapping 13 Starchitect-Designed Buildings in San Francisco

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San Francisco is known for its charming Victorian architecture and iconic structures like Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge, but it also has a fair amount of new and recent starchitect-designed buildings that don't deserve to be overlooked. A number of buildings by celebrated architects like Thom Mayne and Herzog & de Meuron have already been built, while others, like Foster + Partners' 50 First Street or Cesar Pelli's Transbay Tower are still under construction or on the drawing boards. Here now, a handy map regrouping projects, both built and in planning, by big-name architects in San Francisco. Know of any future projects designed by famed architects that don't appear in today's feature? Drop us a line or let us know in the comments. Without further ado, a map of 13 starchitect-designed buildings in the city by the bay.

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1. de Young Museum

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

The De Young Museum, completed in 2005, was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with Fog + Chan. Herzog & de Meuron also designed the Beijing National Stadium as well as the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

2. California Academy of Sciences

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55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

The California Academy of Sciences, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, was completed in 2008. The museum features a massive green roof, an indoor rainforest, and the world's deepest coral reef exhibit.

3. San Francisco Federal Building

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90 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

The San Francisco Federal Building is a deconstructivist structure designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architecture. The LEED-silver building was completed in 2007.

4. Contemporary Jewish Museum

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736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Polish architect Daniel Libeskind designed the distinctive building that houses the Contemporary Jewish Museum in downtown San Francisco. The building opened in 2008, and totals over 63,000 square feet. Libeskind also designed the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, as well the Jewish Museum of Berlin.

5. SFJazz Center

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201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The LEED-Gold certified SF JAZZ center, which opened in 2013, was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates. The building received an honor award from AIA SF.

6. 50 First Street

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50 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Foster + Partners of Great Britain are designing two massive new towers right across from the future Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco. The buildings will total over 600 and 800 feet, but official designs have yet to be revealed. Foster + Partners designed the Gherkin in the City of London, and are also behind Apple's futuristic new Silicon Valley HQ.

7. 950-974 Market Street

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950 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Bjarke Ingels Group is designing a transformative project in Mid-Market that includes a new hotel, 316 residential units, retail and a new home for the 950 Center for Arts & Education. The building is being developed by San Francisco-based Group I.

8. SFMOMA Expansion

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151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA

A Snøhetta-designed expansion that will more than double the amount of exposition space at SFMOMA is currently under construction. The new building is set to open in 2016, and will feature multiple balconies with breathtaking views of downtown.

9. Salesforce Tower

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415 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

Salesforce Tower, by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is now under construction at 415 Mission Street. The 1070 foot building will be finished in 2018.

10. Folsom & Spear Tower

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Folsom Street & Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang will design a new residential tower for Tishaman Speyer where surface parking lots and warehouses currently stand. Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago (pictured) proves that residential buildings don't have to be bland.

11. Transbay Block 8

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Folsom Street & 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Rem Koohaas is designing a 550 foot residential tower for Related California on Transbay Block 8. If built, the skyscraper will be the dutch architect's first building in San Francisco. A construction schedule has not yet been set.

12. Apple Store

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Post Street & Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Foster + Parters are designing the Apple store that will soon grace the corner of Post and Stockton in Union Square. The building will feature massive sliding glass doors that will open the store to the street.

13. One Van Ness

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Van Ness Avenue & Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

One Van Ness is the work of New York-based architect Richard Meier. The proposed residential tower will be just shy of 400 feet and will completely transform a downtrodden corner at Market and Van Ness. Meier also designed the famous J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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1. de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

The De Young Museum, completed in 2005, was designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron in partnership with Fog + Chan. Herzog & de Meuron also designed the Beijing National Stadium as well as the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

2. California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

The California Academy of Sciences, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, was completed in 2008. The museum features a massive green roof, an indoor rainforest, and the world's deepest coral reef exhibit.

55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

3. San Francisco Federal Building

90 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The San Francisco Federal Building is a deconstructivist structure designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architecture. The LEED-silver building was completed in 2007.

90 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Contemporary Jewish Museum

736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Polish architect Daniel Libeskind designed the distinctive building that houses the Contemporary Jewish Museum in downtown San Francisco. The building opened in 2008, and totals over 63,000 square feet. Libeskind also designed the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, as well the Jewish Museum of Berlin.

736 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. SFJazz Center

201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

The LEED-Gold certified SF JAZZ center, which opened in 2013, was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates. The building received an honor award from AIA SF.

201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. 50 First Street

50 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Foster + Partners of Great Britain are designing two massive new towers right across from the future Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco. The buildings will total over 600 and 800 feet, but official designs have yet to be revealed. Foster + Partners designed the Gherkin in the City of London, and are also behind Apple's futuristic new Silicon Valley HQ.

50 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

7. 950-974 Market Street

950 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Bjarke Ingels Group is designing a transformative project in Mid-Market that includes a new hotel, 316 residential units, retail and a new home for the 950 Center for Arts & Education. The building is being developed by San Francisco-based Group I.

950 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. SFMOMA Expansion

151 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

A Snøhetta-designed expansion that will more than double the amount of exposition space at SFMOMA is currently under construction. The new building is set to open in 2016, and will feature multiple balconies with breathtaking views of downtown.

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA

9. Salesforce Tower

415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Salesforce Tower, by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is now under construction at 415 Mission Street. The 1070 foot building will be finished in 2018.

415 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

10. Folsom & Spear Tower

Folsom Street & Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang will design a new residential tower for Tishaman Speyer where surface parking lots and warehouses currently stand. Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago (pictured) proves that residential buildings don't have to be bland.

Folsom Street & Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

11. Transbay Block 8

Folsom Street & 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Rem Koohaas is designing a 550 foot residential tower for Related California on Transbay Block 8. If built, the skyscraper will be the dutch architect's first building in San Francisco. A construction schedule has not yet been set.

Folsom Street & 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

12. Apple Store

Post Street & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Foster + Parters are designing the Apple store that will soon grace the corner of Post and Stockton in Union Square. The building will feature massive sliding glass doors that will open the store to the street.

Post Street & Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

13. One Van Ness

Van Ness Avenue & Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

One Van Ness is the work of New York-based architect Richard Meier. The proposed residential tower will be just shy of 400 feet and will completely transform a downtrodden corner at Market and Van Ness. Meier also designed the famous J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Van Ness Avenue & Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102