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urban_encounter Sep 24, 2006 9:35 PM

SACRAMENTO | 500 Capitol Mall | 396 FT / 121 M | 25 FLOORS
 
500 Capitol Mall
25 story office tower

467,942 sf office
27,124 sf retail
Developer: Tskakopoulos Investments
Architect: Ed Kado
Location: 5th & Capitol Mall
Status: U/C
Estimated Completion: 2008
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ided2-8511.jpg


Tsakopoulos Investments, which includes Angelo G. and his father, George Tsakopoulos are developing this 25-story granite and glass office tower at 500 Capitol Mall. When complete it will be topped with a two-story triangular glass penthouse. The $115 million project, being built on spec, is mostly privately financed, along with supplemental financing from San Francisco-based Bank of the West. The Tower will be known as Bank of the West Tower.

foxmtbr Sep 24, 2006 10:00 PM

I can't wait to see this go up!

urban_encounter Sep 24, 2006 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxmtbr
I can't wait to see this go up!

Conceivably should all four projects (Aura, U.S. Bank Tower, "The Towers" and 500 CM) be under construction at the same time, (as they should be) you'll have 5 cranes within 3 blocks of each other. Should be an exciting year there...


Given the level of activity underway, Capitol Mall will finally be a showcase for California and Sacramento.

Jay916 Sep 24, 2006 10:36 PM

Great looking building, CM will looks awesome after all these project get done!

friedpez Sep 25, 2006 12:25 AM

It'll definitely add to the "So-Cap" highrise cluster.. Can't wait to see this one go up (hopefully)!

innov8 Sep 25, 2006 12:58 AM

An article from back in March.

http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/1...ticlesm8je.jpg

innov8 Sep 25, 2006 1:00 AM

These were taken fall of last year of the current bulding
that is slated for demolition.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1625/500cmdemo25xb.jpg

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3...0cmdemo3mx.jpg

foxmtbr Sep 25, 2006 1:05 AM

I still think it looks like a TV. :jester:

aufbau Sep 25, 2006 1:28 AM

^^^My God, I was just about to post the same comment! Just add some rabbit ears and we're set, who needs a beautiful new skyscraper anyways?:haha:

innov8 Sep 25, 2006 3:34 PM

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7687/500cm27aw.jpg


http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4342/500cm19tv.jpg

ltsmotorsport Sep 25, 2006 5:10 PM

Decent design, but that side elevation really shows off the mediocrity of the project. Fat and stubby like the Sacramento buildings of old. I was hoping we had moved on, but it looks like we'll get at least one more fatty.

fflint Sep 25, 2006 8:49 PM

When I was living in Sacramento the state was retrofitting the building currently on the site of this proposed tower. I believe it was part of the
Eduacation Department? Anyway, I remember at the time several people--including myself--questioned the wisdom of pouring money into a building long-rumored to be replaced by a skyscraper.

sugit Sep 25, 2006 9:34 PM

The only building that is part of the new tower and is getting demolished is the one on the corner. It was the former Wells Fargo Building. (someone correct me if I am wrong)

I pretty sure the former Education Department you are referring to is the cream colored building next door that is a floor or two taller, which was indeed renovated.

POGO Sep 25, 2006 9:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sugit
The only building that is part of the new tower and is getting demolished is the one on the corner. It was the former Wells Fargo Building. (someone correct me if I am wrong)

I pretty sure the former Education Department you are referring to is the cream colored building next door that is a floor or two taller, which was indeed renovated.

Actually, I think the cream colored building is known as the IBM building. It was sold by IBM and purchased by the Sac City School District for approximately $8 million and at the time were accused of wasting taxpayer money to buy themselves a Taj Majal.

sugit Sep 25, 2006 9:56 PM

Thanks POGO...

Pistola916 Sep 25, 2006 10:14 PM

What's the proposed height of this building?

innov8 Sep 25, 2006 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pistola916
What's the proposed height of this building?

398 ft.

Sacto Sep 26, 2006 7:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ltsmotorsport
Decent design, but that side elevation really shows off the mediocrity of the project. Fat and stubby like the Sacramento buildings of old. I was hoping we had moved on, but it looks like we'll get at least one more fatty.

I agree with that. But this is better than nothing.

urban_encounter Sep 26, 2006 3:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by POGO
Actually, I think the cream colored building is known as the IBM building. It was sold by IBM and purchased by the Sac City School District for approximately $8 million and at the time were accused of wasting taxpayer money to buy themselves a Taj Majal.


Your correct Pogo.

Actually the State Office complex, doesn't extend past 7th street on CM (thankfully for Sacramento).


The building being replaced by 500 CM (as Costa already pointed out) is the Old Wells Fargo (which closed) when the Wells Fargo Center opened. I'm not certain if it served as anything else prior to Wells Fargo.


BTW thanks Mike for the pictures of the site and the design breakdown.

What is a Rivercat? Sep 27, 2006 3:11 PM

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3...0cmdemo3mx.jpg[/QUOTE]

reminds me of this, for some reason

http://www.cswu.cz/characters/imperial/avarik.jpg


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