First National Bank Center (San Diego, California)

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1 Columbia Place
April 2009
General information
Type Office
Location 401 West A Street
San Diego, California 92101
Coordinates 32°43′6″N 117°10′1″W / 32.71833°N 117.16694°W / 32.71833; -117.16694Coordinates: 32°43′6″N 117°10′1″W / 32.71833°N 117.16694°W / 32.71833; -117.16694
Completed 1982
Antenna spire None
Roof 379 ft (116 m)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Design and construction
Developer Doug Manchester

One Columbia Place, originally named the Columbia Centre,[1] is an office building in San Diego, California. It is the 18th tallest building in San Diego and is a prominent fixture in San Diego's skyline. It is topped by a flagpole flying the largest United States flag in the San Diego skyline.[2]

It has a height of 379 ft (116 m) and is located in the Core district of Downtown San Diego. It occupies the full block between West A Street, West B Street, Columbia Street and State Street.[2] It has 27 stories above ground and three below ground.

The steel-and-glass building utilizes the modern architectural style and has a six-story atrium. It was built in 1982 by developer Doug Manchester. It was renovated in 1993[3] and 1997. In 2004 it was designated an Energy Star building.[2]


  1. ^ Johnson, Greg (November 6, 1988). "Namewise, It's What's Up Top That Counts In Marketing Office Towers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "First National Bank Center". Emporis. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "First National Bank San Diego". Richard Keating Architecture. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 

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