One America Plaza

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One America Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 600 West Broadway
San Diego, California
Coordinates 32°42′58″N 117°10′07″W / 32.716244°N 117.168712°W / 32.716244; -117.168712Coordinates: 32°42′58″N 117°10′07″W / 32.716244°N 117.168712°W / 32.716244; -117.168712
Completed 1991
Owner The Irvine Company
Roof 500 ft (150 m)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Floor area 623,000 sq ft (57,900 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Murphy/Jahn Architects
KMA Architecture
Main contractor Shimizu Corporation

One America Plaza is the tallest building in San Diego, California and a prominent fixture in the waterfront district of the downtown San Diego skyline. The 34-story, 500 ft (150 m), 623,000 sq ft (57,900 m2), obelisk-shaped tower was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects and KMA Architecture. The top of the building bears a striking resemblance to the end of a Phillips-head screwdriver and has a similar appearance to Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia also designed by Jahn, which is a year older.[5][6][7] The building's height is the maximum height for a building in downtown San Diego due to its proximity to Lindbergh Field, the city's primary airport.[7]

One America Plaza is currently owned by its developer, The Irvine Company.

The America Plaza trolley station is located on the ground floor of the building between the main building and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ One America Plaza at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ One America Plaza at Emporis
  3. ^ One America Plaza at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ One America Plaza at Structurae
  5. ^ Showley, Roger. "High-time for high rises." San Diego Union-Tribune. February 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Lucas, Kate. "Reaching new heights in Southern California." Orange County Register. September 1, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Ollie. Consider the condo." San Diego Reader. April 20, 2011.

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