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] Twenty-one 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 HallAdobe Systems headquartersFairmont HotelSan Jose Museum of ArtKnight RidderPlaza de César ChávezCathedral Basilica of St. JosephFile: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 meet the common definition of skyscraper, those having a height exceeding 50 m (160 ft) including spires and architectural details, but not antenna masts.

Rank Name Image Address Height
ft (m)
Floors Use Year Coordinates Notes
1 The 88 The 88, San Jose, CA.jpg 88 East San Fernando Street 286 feet (87 m) 22 Residential, Retail 2008 37°20′05″N 121°53′14″W / 37.33472°N 121.88722°W / 37.33472; -121.88722 [3][4]
2 San Jose City Hall Sanjosecityhall.jpg 200 East Santa Clara Street 285 feet (87 m) 18 Office 2005 37°20′16″N 121°53′07″W / 37.33778°N 121.88528°W / 37.33778; -121.88528 [5][6]
3 Sobrato Office Tower Sobrato Office Tower.jpg 488 South Almaden Boulevard 280 feet (85 m) 19 Office 2002 37°19′37″N 121°53′20″W / 37.32694°N 121.88889°W / 37.32694; -121.88889 [7][8][9][10]
4 Three Sixty Residences Three Sixty Residences.jpg 360 South Market Street 270 feet (82 m) 24 Residential 2010 37°19′48″N 121°53′12″W / 37.33000°N 121.88667°W / 37.33000; -121.88667 [11]
5 San Jose Marriott San Jose Marriott Hotel.jpg 301 South Market Street 268 feet (82 m) 27 Hotel 2002 37°19′49″N 121°53′18″W / 37.33028°N 121.88833°W / 37.33028; -121.88833 [12][13]
6 Fairmont Plaza KnightRidder.JPG 50 West San Fernando Street 261 feet (80 m) 17 Office 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.[14][15]
7 Adobe Systems Almaden Tower Adobe HQ.jpg 151 Almaden Boulevard 260 feet (79 m) 18 Office 2003 37°19′53.825″N 121°53′36.224″W / 37.33161806°N 121.89339556°W / 37.33161806; -121.89339556 Adobe Systems headquarter towers are the seventh and eighth-tallest buildings in the city.
8 Adobe Systems West Tower Adobe HQ.jpg 345 Park Avenue 259 feet (79 m) 18 Office 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.[16][17]
9 Bank of Italy Building Bank of Italy Building.jpg 12 South 1st Street 256 feet (78 m) 14 Office 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.[18]
10 Fairmont Hotel Fairmont San Jose.jpg 170 South Market Street 253 feet (77 m) 22 Hotel 1987 37°19′58″N 121°53′20″W / 37.33278°N 121.88889°W / 37.33278; -121.88889 [19][20]
11 San Jose Hilton Hotel (4903340680).jpg 300 South Almaden Boulevard 246 feet (75 m) 18 Hotel 1992 37°19′45″N 121°53′26″W / 37.32917°N 121.89056°W / 37.32917; -121.89056 [21][22]
12 One South Market 1SM2 (1).jpg 1 South Market Street 238 feet (73 m) 23 Residential, Retail 2015 37°20′06″N 121°53′32″W / 37.33500°N 121.89222°W / 37.33500; -121.89222 [23]
13 Adobe Systems East Tower Adobe HQ.jpg 321 Park Avenue 236 feet (72 m) 16 Office 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.[24][25]
14 Opus Center San Jose Opus Center San Jose.jpg 225 West Santa Clara Street 231 feet

(70 m)

16 Office 2001 37°20′6.292″N 121°53′40.828″W / 37.33508111°N 121.89467444°W / 37.33508111; -121.89467444
15 Ten Almaden 10 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, California.jpg 10 South Almaden Boulevard 230 feet (70 m) 16 Office 1988 37°20′02″N 121°53′38″W / 37.33389°N 121.89389°W / 37.33389; -121.89389 [26][27]
16 Axis Axis Tower.jpg 38 North Almaden Boulevard 228 feet (69 m) 22 Residential 2008 37°20′4.57″N 121°53′45.791″W / 37.3346028°N 121.89605306°W / 37.3346028; -121.89605306
17 160 West Santa Clara 160 W Santa Clara.jpg 160 West Santa Clara Street 220 feet (67 m) 17 Office 1988 37°20′5.747″N 121°53′35.512″W / 37.33492972°N 121.89319778°W / 37.33492972; -121.89319778
18 Tower 55 MarketPost.jpg 55 South Market Street 217 feet (66 m) 15 Office 1984 37°20′3.368″N 121°53′29.834″W / 37.33426889°N 121.89162056°W / 37.33426889; -121.89162056
18 Centerra Centerra1.jpg 70 Notre Dame Avenue 217 feet (66 m) 21 Residential 2015 37°20′8.452″N 121°53′44.311″W / 37.33568111°N 121.89564194°W / 37.33568111; -121.89564194 [28]
20 Heritage Bank Building Heritage Bank Building.jpg 150 Almaden Boulevard 214 feet (65 m) 15 Office 1985 37°19′54.064″N 121°53′34.988″W / 37.33168444°N 121.89305222°W / 37.33168444; -121.89305222
21 60 South Market 60 South Market Street 213 feet (65 m) 15 Office 1986 37°20′4.167″N 121°53′27.749″W / 37.33449083°N 121.89104139°W / 37.33449083; -121.89104139
22 Bank of America Building Bank of America Building, San Jose.jpg 125 South Market Street 199 feet (61 m) 13 Office 1970 37°19′56.503″N 121°53′26.74″W / 37.33236194°N 121.8907611°W / 37.33236194; -121.8907611
23 Samsung America HQ 3655 North 1st Street 191 feet (58 m) 10 Office 2015 37°24′33.94″N 121°56′46.389″W / 37.4094278°N 121.94621917°W / 37.4094278; -121.94621917 [29]
24 Santa Clara County Main Jail 150 West Hedding Street 187.34 feet (57 m) 15 Jail 1989 37°21′05″N 121°54′22″W / 37.3514718°N 121.906234522524°W / 37.3514718; -121.906234522524 [30]
25 Towers @ 2nd McKinley memorial, St. James Park, San Jose, California.jpg 75 East Santa Clara Street 179 feet (55 m) 14 Office 1974 37°20′13.493″N 121°53′21.79″W / 37.33708139°N 121.8893861°W / 37.33708139; -121.8893861 [31][32]
26 City Heights at Pellier Park City Heights.jpg 175 West Saint James Street 170 feet (52 m) 16 Residential 2007 37°20′16.88″N 121°53′44.241″W / 37.3380222°N 121.89562250°W / 37.3380222; -121.89562250
27 Comerica Bank Building Comerica Bank Building, San Jose.jpg 333 West Santa Clara Street 167 feet (51 m) 13 Office 1983 37°20′1.741″N 121°53′45.322″W / 37.33381694°N 121.89592278°W / 37.33381694; -121.89592278

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in San Jose and are planned to rise at least 50 meters (164 ft). Under construction buildings that have already been topped out are also included.

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Use Year
(est.)
Coordinates Notes
Miro Towers 298 feet (91 m) 28 Residential, Retail 2020 37°20′16.977″N 121°53′13.994″W / 37.33804917°N 121.88722056°W / 37.33804917; -121.88722056
  • A two-tower residential unit with street-level retail.[33]
188 West St James (San Jose) 228 feet (69 m) 24 Residential, Retail 2019 37°20′14.666″N 121°53′43.122″W / 37.33740722°N 121.89531167°W / 37.33740722; -121.89531167
  • A two-tower residential unit with street-level retail.[34]
The Graduate 202 feet (62 m) 19 Residential 2020 37°19′54.483″N 121°53′8.041″W / 37.33180083°N 121.88556694°W / 37.33180083; -121.88556694 *260 residential units in L-shaped tower.[35]

Approved[edit]

This lists buildings that are approved for construction in San Jose and are planned to rise at least 50 meters (164 ft).

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Use Year
(est.)
Coordinates Notes
Museum Place 270 feet (82 m) 23 Residential, Hotel, Office, Museum 37°19′51.989″N 121°53′27.136″W / 37.33110806°N 121.89087111°W / 37.33110806; -121.89087111 *300 residential units, 184 hotel rooms, 214,000 sq. ft. of office.[36][37]
Park View Towers 198 feet (60 m) 19 Residential, Retail 2020 37°20′23.227″N 121°53′33.028″W / 37.33978528°N 121.89250778°W / 37.33978528; -121.89250778 *Will have 220 residential units.[38]

Proposed[edit]

This lists buildings that are proposed in San Jose and are planned to rise at least 50 meters (164 ft).

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors* Use Year*
(est.)
Coordinates Notes
Garden Gate 285 feet (87 m) 27 Residential 37°19′37.258″N 121°53′0.009″W / 37.32701611°N 121.88333583°W / 37.32701611; -121.88333583 *285 units.[39]
Gateway Tower 262 feet (80 m) 24 Residential 37°19′43.094″N 121°53′6.954″W / 37.32863722°N 121.88526500°W / 37.32863722; -121.88526500 [40]
Platinum (Greyhound) Towers 252 feet (77 m) 24 Residential 37°20′1.136″N 121°53′32.994″W / 37.33364889°N 121.89249833°W / 37.33364889; -121.89249833 [41]
City View Plaza Residential Tower 247 feet (75 m) 24 Residential 37°19′53.077″N 121°53′32.576″W / 37.33141028°N 121.89238222°W / 37.33141028; -121.89238222 *253 units.[42]
Tribute Hotel 245 feet (75 m) 24 Hotel 37°19′56.481″N 121°53′16.669″W / 37.33235583°N 121.88796361°W / 37.33235583; -121.88796361 *279-room addition to existing Montgomery Hotel. [43]
27West 22 Residential 37°20′8.0741″N 121°53′25.165″W / 37.335576139°N 121.89032361°W / 37.335576139; -121.89032361 *350 units. [44]
Post & San Pedro Tower 229 feet (70 m) 21 Residential, Retail 37°20′3.182″N 121°53′33.212″W / 37.33421722°N 121.89255889°W / 37.33421722; -121.89255889 [45]
8 N. Almaden 225 feet (69 m) 19 Hotel 37°20′2.86″N 121°53′43.353″W / 37.3341278°N 121.89537583°W / 37.3341278; -121.89537583 *220 rooms. [46]
350 S. Winchester (Volar) 200 feet (61 m) 18 Residential, Mixed-Use 37°19′17.206″N 121°56′58.868″W / 37.32144611°N 121.94968556°W / 37.32144611; -121.94968556 [47]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building floor counts or dates of completion has not yet been released.

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