Farewell Favorites: Embarcadero SkyDeck
The Embarcadero SkyDeck was an ambitious tourist attraction. Starting in September, 1996, a glass enclosed indoor-outdoor observation deck on the  41st floor of Embarcadero One, Battery Street at Sacramento, was the only 360-degree downtown overlook without a restaurant or bar. Visitors paid up to $6.50 for admission to the SkyDeck, which Embarcadero Center management expected would draw 350,000 visitors per year. It did not. Its location away from the major tourist districts, inconvenient system of ticketing and entry, and competition from non-commercial overlooks all doomed the SkyDeck, which was also available to rent for private parties. The SkyDeck closed January 1, 2000.

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