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] 21 buildings stand taller than 200 feet (61 m), but no buildings reach 290 feet (88 m). With a population of more than one million, San Jose is the most populous city in the U.S. with no buildings of 300 feet (91 m) or higher. The next most populous city in the U.S. with no buildings of 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 Location Height Floors Opened Coordinates Notes
1 The 88 The 88, San Jose, CA.jpg 88 East San Fernando Street 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 Sanjosecityhall.jpg 200 East Santa Clara Street 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 Sobrato Office Tower, trees.jpg 488 South Almaden Boulevard 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 Three Sixty Residences, San Jose, CA.jpg 360 South Market Street 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 KnightRidder.JPG 50 West San Fernando Street 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 Adobe HQ.jpg 151 Almaden Boulevard 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 Adobe HQ.jpg 345 Park Avenue 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 BofA Tower unwatermaked retouched.JPG 12 South 1st Street 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 Fairmont San Jose.jpg 170 South Market Street 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 San Jose Hilton, cropped.jpg 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 One South Market 1SM2 (1).jpg 1 South Market Street 238 feet (73 m) 23 2015 37°20′06″N 121°53′32″W / 37.33500°N 121.89222°W / 37.33500; -121.89222 [22]
13 Adobe Systems East Tower Adobe HQ.jpg 321 Park Avenue 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.[23][24]
14 Opus Center San Jose 225 West Santa Clara Street 231 feet (70 m) 16 2001
15 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 [25][26]
16 Axis Axis Tower.jpg 38 North Almaden Boulevard 228 feet (69 m) 22 2008
17 160 West Santa Clara 160 West Santa Clara Street 220 feet (67 m) 17 1988
18 Market Post Tower 55 South Market Street 217 feet (66 m) 15 1984
18 Centerra Centerra1.jpg 70 Notre Dame Avenue 217 feet (66 m) 21 2015 [27]
20 Heritage Bank Building 150 Almaden Boulevard 214 feet (65 m) 15 1985
21 60 South Market 60 South Market Street 213 feet (65 m) 15 1986
22 Bank of America Building 125 South Market Street 199 feet (61 m) 13 1970
23 Samsung America HQ 3655 North 1st Street 191 feet (58 m) 10 2015 [28]
24 Horizon Center 75 E Santa Clara Street 179 feet (55 m) 14 1974
25 City Heights at Pellier Park 175 West Saint James Street 170 feet (52 m) 16 2007
26 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. ^ "One South Market". Emporis. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Adobe Systems East Tower". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Adobe Systems II". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  25. ^ "Ten Almaden". Emporis. Retrieved November 6, 2009. 
  26. ^ "Ten Almaden". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  27. ^ "Centerra". Emporis. Retrieved December 22, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Samsung America Headquarters". Emporis. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 

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