kids encyclopedia robot

List of tallest buildings in Oakland, California facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts


Lakemerrit02192006
Oakland's night skyline viewed from Lake Merritt

The U.S. city of Oakland, California is the site of more than 95 high-rises, the majority of which are located in its downtown district. In the city, there are 30 buildings taller than 200 feet (61 m). The tallest building is the 28-story Ordway Building, which rises 404 feet (123 m).

History

The history of high-rises in Oakland began with the completion of the nine-story Bank of America Building in 1907. A nine-story section was later added to the same building. It remained the tallest building in the city until 1914, when the Oakland City Hall, at 320 feet (98 m), became the tallest. At the time it was built, the City Hall was the first high-rise government building in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The 390 feet (119 m) Kaiser Center surpassed the height of the City Hall in 1960, and was the tallest building for a decade. In 1989, Ordway Building became the tallest building in the city.

As of January 2018, the tallest building currently under construction is the 40-story, 400 ft (122m) skyscraper at 1314 Franklin Street.

Kaiser CenterOrdway BuildingLake Merritt PlazaKaiser Engineering BuildingClorox BuildingTribune TowerLake MerrittRené C. Davidson CourthouseImage:Oakland Skyline and Lake Merritt.jpgOakland Skyline and Lake Merritt
Panorama of Oakland's skyline (Some buildings are identifiable using the cursor)

Tallest buildings

Onekaiserplaza
Ordway Building is the tallest building in Oakland.
Kaiserplaza
Kaiser Center is the second-tallest building in the city.
Cloroxheadquarters
Clorox Building is the sixth-tallest building in the city.
Oakland City Hall
Oakland City Hall was the tallest building in Oakland from 1914 to 1960.
Oakland tribune tower detail
The Tribune Tower is the 11th-tallest building in the city.
Askcomheadquarters
555 City Center, built in 2002, is the most recent high-rise constructed in the city.
Ronald Dellums Federal Building
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building complex is the seventh tallest along with EM Harris State Office Building.

This lists ranks Oakland buildings that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. Existing structures are included for ranking purposes based on present height. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building is not known. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed or opened.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Notes
&100000000000000010000001 Ordway Building Onekaiserplaza.jpg 404 (123) 28 1970 37°48′36″N 122°15′51″W / 37.81000°N 122.26417°W / 37.81000; -122.26417 Tallest building in both Oakland and in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco
&100000000000000020000002 Atlas 400 (122) 40 2020 Tallest residential building constructed in the 2020s
&100000000000000030000003 Kaiser Center Kaiser-Center-2012.jpg 390 (119) 28 1960 37°48′32″N 122°15′52″W / 37.80889°N 122.26444°W / 37.80889; -122.26444 Tallest building constructed in the 1960s
&100000000000000040000004 17th and Broadway 380 (116) 34 2019 Tallest residential building constructed in the 2010s
&100000000000000050000005 Lake Merritt Plaza Lake Merritt Plaza cropped.jpg 371 (113) 27 1985 37°48′27″N 122°15′54″W / 37.80750°N 122.26500°W / 37.80750; -122.26500 Tallest building constructed in the 1980s
&100000000000000060000006 601 City Center 367 (112) 24 2019 Tallest office building constructed in the 2010s
&100000000000000070000007 1111 Broadway 360 (110) 24 1990 37°48′10″N 122°16′22″W / 37.80278°N 122.27278°W / 37.80278; -122.27278 Tallest building constructed in the 1990s
&100000000000000080000008 Kaiser Engineering Building 336 (102) 25 1984 37°48′21″N 122°15′54″W / 37.80583°N 122.26500°W / 37.80583; -122.26500
&100000000000000090000009 Clorox Building Cloroxheadquarters.jpg 330 (101) 24 1976 37°48′12″N 122°16′20″W / 37.80333°N 122.27222°W / 37.80333; -122.27222
&1000000000000001000000010= EM Harris State Office Building Elihu M. Harris State Office Building.jpg 328 (100) 22 1998 37°48′23″N 122°16′24″W / 37.80639°N 122.27333°W / 37.80639; -122.27333
&1000000000000001100000011= Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building South Ronald Dellums Federal Building.jpg 328 (100) 18 1994 37°48′16″N 122°16′29″W / 37.80444°N 122.27472°W / 37.80444; -122.27472
&1000000000000001200000012= Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building North Ronald Dellums Federal Building.jpg 328 (100) 18 1994 37°48′18″N 122°16′28″W / 37.80500°N 122.27444°W / 37.80500; -122.27444
&1000000000000001300000013 1200 Lakeshore 325 (99) 25 1964
&1000000000000001400000014 Oakland City Hall Oakland City Hall (Oakland, CA) 2.JPG 320 (98) 14 1914 37°48′19″N 122°16′21″W / 37.80528°N 122.27250°W / 37.80528; -122.27250 Tallest building constructed in the 1910s; National Register of Historic Places
&1000000000000001500000015 Tribune Tower Oakland tribune tower detail.jpg 310 (94) 22 1906 37°48′11″N 122°16′14″W / 37.80306°N 122.27056°W / 37.80306; -122.27056 Tallest building constructed in the 1920s
&1000000000000001600000016 1330 Broadway 297 (91) 21 1956–1959 37°48′14″N 122°16′14″W / 37.80389°N 122.27056°W / 37.80389; -122.27056
&1000000000000001700000017 Pacific Bell Building 296 (90) 20 1985 37°48′37″N 122°15′57″W / 37.81028°N 122.26583°W / 37.81028; -122.26583
&1000000000000001800000018 555 City Center Askcomheadquarters.jpg 279 (85) 20 2002 37°48′13″N 122°16′31″W / 37.80361°N 122.27528°W / 37.80361; -122.27528 Tallest building constructed in the 2000s.
&1000000000000001900000019 Oakland Marriott City Center 273 (83) 21 1983
&1000000000000002000000020= Park Bellevue Tower 270 (82) 25 1969 37°48′28″N 122°15′20″W / 37.80778°N 122.25556°W / 37.80778; -122.25556
&1000000000000002100000021= 1721 Webster 270 (82) 25 2020
&1000000000000002200000022 St. Paul's Towers 267 (81) 22 1966 37°48′42″N 122°15′37″W / 37.81167°N 122.26028°W / 37.81167; -122.26028
&1000000000000002300000023 1700 Webster 265 (81) 23 2019
&1000000000000002400000024 The Grand Apartments 263 (80) 22 2008 37°48′41″N 122°15′53″W / 37.81139°N 122.26472°W / 37.81139; -122.26472
&1000000000000002500000025 The Skylyne at Temescal 260 (79) 25 2020
&1000000000000002600000026 Central Building 235 (72) 15 1926 37°48′15″N 122°16′14″W / 37.80417°N 122.27056°W / 37.80417; -122.27056
&1000000000000002700000027 Bank of America Building Bank of America Building, Oakland.jpg 225 (69) 18 1907 37°48′10″N 122°16′17″W / 37.80278°N 122.27139°W / 37.80278; -122.27139 Tallest building constructed in the decade of 1900
&1000000000000002800000028 Financial Center Building 214 (65) 14 1929 37°48′13″N 122°16′13″W / 37.80361°N 122.27028°W / 37.80361; -122.27028
&1000000000000002900000029 Pacific Renaissance Plaza 208 (63) 16
&1000000000000003000000030 SBC Building 203 (62) 15 37°48′21″N 122°16′08″W / 37.80583°N 122.26889°W / 37.80583; -122.26889

Timeline of tallest buildings

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Coordinates Notes
Bank of America Building 1200–1212 Broadway 1907–1914 225 (69) 18 37°48′10″N 122°16′17″W / 37.80278°N 122.27139°W / 37.80278; -122.27139
Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 1914–1960 320 (98) 14 37°48′19″N 122°16′21″W / 37.80528°N 122.27250°W / 37.80528; -122.27250
Kaiser Center 300 Lakeside Drive 1960–1970 390 (119) 28 37°48′32″N 122°15′52″W / 37.80889°N 122.26444°W / 37.80889; -122.26444
Ordway Building 2150 Valdez Street 1970–present 404 (123) 28 37°48′36″N 122°15′51″W / 37.81000°N 122.26417°W / 37.81000; -122.26417
General
Specific
kids search engine
List of tallest buildings in Oakland, California Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.