Situated just outside of Powell Station and next to the cable-car turnaround, the Flood Building is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco. It fits snuggly into a somewhat diagonally-shaped plot of land, an usual feature for an urban office building. The building's high-style, polished look and warm, round edges set it apart from harsh, oppressive-looking high rises.
[...] From retail services to law services, the businesses housed in the Flood Building cater to a range of needs. At one point during the 1950's, the Woolworth Company wanted to demolish the building and build its own department store. Fortunately, the federal government stepped in and took over the building to produce goods for the Korean War. Years later, the flood building continued its tradition of housing both retail and office spaces (Flood Building). This commitment to and celebration of diversity (of goods and services) mirrors the great religious and ethnic diversity of the city. [...]
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