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Oakland City Hall

Identification

Oakland City Hall
126197

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
granite
terra-cotta
white
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

city hall

Facts

  • The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
  • The design for the Oakland City Hall resulted from a national competition. It is clad in white granite and terra cotta. There are three set-back sections: a 3-story podium, a 10-story office tower, and a 2-story base supporting a 91 ft. ornamental clocktower donated by onetime mayor Dr. Samuel Merritt.
  • Following the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, the Oakland City Hall became one of the largest buildings to be seismically separated from its foundations - an outstanding feat of engineering.

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Location

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (1421 Washington Street)
94612
Downtown
Oakland
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

319.00 ft
18
1
1911
1914
7

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark