List of tallest buildings in San Jose, California

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Downtown San Jose seen from hills near Almaden Lake; California State Route 85 is in the foreground.

The United States city of San Jose, California, known for its height-limited downtown skyline due to its proximity to San Jose International Airport, has over 46 high-rises, mostly in downtown.[1][2] Over 16 buildings stand taller than 200 feet (61 m), but no buildings are taller than 300 feet (91 m). With a population of almost one million, San Jose is the most populous city in the U.S. with no buildings over 300 feet. The next most populous city in the U.S. with no buildings over 300 feet is El Paso, Texas.

San Jose City Hall Adobe Systems headquarter Fairmont Hotel San Jose Museum of Art Knight Ridder Plaza de César Chávez Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph File:Panoramic Downtown San Jose.jpgDaytime skyline of a city from the top of a building, showing several tall skyscrapers in the distance, with low-rises, streets and parks on the ground.
Downtown San Jose from the top of Marriott Hotel (Some buildings are identifiable using cursor) The airport is visible left of center, just right of the foreground blue dome

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks San Jose buildings that are at least 51 m (167 ft) including spires and architectural details, but not antenna masts.

Rank Name Image Height Floors Opened Coordinates Notes
1 The 88
88 East San Fernando Street
The 88, San Jose, CA.jpg 286 feet (87 m) 22 2008 37°20′05″N 121°53′14″W / 37.33472°N 121.88722°W / 37.33472; -121.88722 Tallest building in San Jose, constructed in 2008.[3][4]
2 San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
Sanjosecityhall.jpg 285 feet (87 m) 18 2005 37°20′16″N 121°53′07″W / 37.33778°N 121.88528°W / 37.33778; -121.88528 San Jose City Hall is the second tallest building in San Jose.[5][6]
3 Sobrato Office Tower
488 South Almaden Boulevard
Sobrato Office Tower, trees.jpg 280 feet (85 m) 19 2003 37°19′37″N 121°53′20″W / 37.32694°N 121.88889°W / 37.32694; -121.88889 [7][8][9]
4 Three Sixty Residences
360 South Market Street
Three Sixty Residences, San Jose, CA.jpg 270 feet (82 m) 24 2010 37°19′48″N 121°53′12″W / 37.33000°N 121.88667°W / 37.33000; -121.88667 [10]
5 San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street
268 feet (82 m) 27 2002 37°19′49″N 121°53′18″W / 37.33028°N 121.88833°W / 37.33028; -121.88833 [11][12]
6 Fairmont Plaza
50 West San Fernando Street
KnightRidder.JPG 261 feet (80 m) 17 1988 37°20′01″N 121°53′21″W / 37.33361°N 121.88917°W / 37.33361; -121.88917 Tallest building in San Jose from 1988-2002.[13][14]
7 Adobe Systems Almaden Tower
151 Almaden Boulevard
Adobe HQ.jpg 260 feet (79 m) 18 2003 Adobe Systems headquarter towers are the seventh and eleventh tallest buildings in the city.
8 Adobe Systems West Tower
345 Park Avenue
Adobe HQ.jpg 259 feet (79 m) 18 1996 37°19′50″N 121°53′39″W / 37.33056°N 121.89417°W / 37.33056; -121.89417 Also known as Adobe Systems I. Tallest building constructed in the 1990s.[15][16]
9 Bank of Italy Building
8 South 1st Street
BofA Tower unwatermaked retouched.JPG 256 feet (78 m) 14 1926 37°20′09″N 121°53′24″W / 37.33583°N 121.89000°W / 37.33583; -121.89000 Tallest building constructed in the 1920s.[17]
10 Fairmont Hotel
170 South Market Street
Fairmont San Jose.jpg 253 feet (77 m) 22 1987 37°19′58″N 121°53′20″W / 37.33278°N 121.88889°W / 37.33278; -121.88889 Fairmont Hotel is the ninth tallest building in the city. [18][19]
11 San Jose Hilton
300 South Almaden Boulevard
246 feet (75 m) 18 1992 37°19′45″N 121°53′26″W / 37.32917°N 121.89056°W / 37.32917; -121.89056 [20][21]
12 Adobe Systems East Tower
321 Park Avenue
Adobe HQ.jpg 236 feet (72 m) 16 1998 37°19′50″N 121°53′36″W / 37.33056°N 121.89333°W / 37.33056; -121.89333 Also known as Adobe Systems II.[22][23]
13 Opus Center San Jose
225 West Santa Clara Street
231 feet (70 m) 16 2001
14 Ten Almaden
10 South Almaden Boulevard
230 feet (70 m) 16 1988 37°20′02″N 121°53′38″W / 37.33389°N 121.89389°W / 37.33389; -121.89389 [24][25]
15 Axis
38 North Almaden Boulevard
228 feet (69 m) 22 2008
16 160 West Santa Clara
160 West Santa Clara Street
220 feet (67 m) 17 1988
17 Market Post Tower
55 South Market Street
217 feet (66 m) 15 1984
18 Heritage Bank Building
150 Almaden Boulevard
214 feet (65 m) 15 1985
19 60 South Market
60 South Market Street
213 feet (65 m) 15 1986
20 Bank of America Building
125 South Market Street
199 feet (61 m) 13 1970
21 Horizon Center
75 E Santa Clara Street
179 feet (55 m) 14
22 City Heights at Pellier Park
175 West Saint James Street
170 feet (52 m) 16 2007
23 Comerica Bank Building
333 West Santa Clara Street
167 feet (51 m) 13 1983

References[edit]

General
  • "San Jose". Emporis.com. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  • "San Jose". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
Specific
  1. ^ "San Jose Skyline vs. Flight Path". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cities: Highrises". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ "The 88". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Tower 88 @ Central Place". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  5. ^ "San Jose City Hall". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "San Jose City Hall". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Sobrato Office Tower". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Sobrato Office Tower". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  9. ^ "488 Alamaden". Emporis. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Three Sixty Residences". Emporis. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ "San Jose Marriott". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  12. ^ "San Jose Marriott". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Fairmont Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Fairmont Plaza". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Adobe Systems West Tower". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Adobe Systems I". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  17. ^ "Bank of Italy Building". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Fairmont Hotel". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Fairmont Hotel". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  20. ^ "San Jose Hilton". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  21. ^ "San Jose Hilton". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  22. ^ "Adobe Systems East Tower". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Adobe Systems II". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  24. ^ "Ten Almaden". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Ten Almaden". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 

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