Information for Strong-Motion Station
CA: SF; Moscone Center West
NSMP Station 1833
Earthquakes recorded by this station
(Station Photograph - click to enlarge)(Sensor Layout - click to see PDF File)
Latitude 37.7831 N
Longitude 122.4039 W
Elevation (m) 8
Site Geology  
Vs30 (m/sec)  
Site Class  
No. of Stories above/below ground3/1
Plan Shaperegular
Base Dimensions550 x 335 ft
Typical Floor Dimensions550 x 335 ft
Design Date1995
Instrumentation2003, 24 accelerometers on five levels of building.
Vertical Load Carrying SystemLightweight concrete slab over metal decking floor supported by steel beams and columns.
Lateral Force Resisting SystemCoupled steel girder moment frame system equipped with 248 friction dampers.
Foundation TypeSpread footing
RemarksThe building is unusually tall and stands as tall as a nearly 10-story building.