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San Jose City Hall

Identification

San Jose City Hall
San Jose Civic Center
102170

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
glass
postmodernism

Usages

city hall
governmental office

Facts

  • Constructed with 14.4 million pounds of structural steel and 26,000 cubic yards of concrete.
  • The glass-domed public gallery is 110 feet high.
  • The building provides room for approximately 1,950 employees.
  • The City of San José expects to save $189 million over the next 50 years by consolidating city services and employees into one location, greatly minimizing the cost of leasing space in multiple locations.
  • Site includes 2.5 acres of "programmable" space on the plaza for public events.
  • 77 contractors and subcontractors worked on the project.
  • The Rotunda dome is composed of 1,032 pieces of glass.
  • The building includes 4,365 light fixtures and 2,223 fire alarms.
  • The City Council Chambers comprises 7,000 square feet and 330 seats.
  • The original design proposal called for a peak height of 320 feet, but it did not pass FAA approval due to the building's proximity to the airport's flight path.
  • Tallest building in San Jose.
  • Project was approved by voters (Measure I) in 1996.
  • Consolidates all city offices into one building.
  • 439 stairs from the parking level to the 18th floor.
  • Constructed using 150,000 structural bolts.

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Location

200 East Santa Clara Street
95113
San Jose
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

285.00 ft
285.00 ft
18
2
2002
2005
8
1,350
$343,000,000

Involved Companies


Steinberg Architects
concrete supplier, construction company, facade consultant, facade engineering, structural engineering
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