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Old Posted Jul 3, 2008, 11:09 PM
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SAN DIEGO | One America Plaza | 500 FT / 152 M | 34 FLOORS | 1991

At 500 feet tall, this tower is the tallest in the airport-stunted San Diego skyline. The building is a study in form and facade by Helmut Jahn during a period in which he produced 1 & 2 Liberty in Philly, BofA in Jacksonville, and the Messeturm in Frankfurt.

San Diego's version is a tapering prism with chamfered corners, breaking free at the top with a phillip's screwdriver-like pyramid cap.

The dual-grey and blue glass facade is rather flat, but has alot of the typical little Jahn facade details to add some depth.

The project also serves as a station for the San Diego trolley. The station design was by Jahn also and has an incredibly memorable roof structure.

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Old Posted Jul 3, 2008, 11:33 PM
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The cladding looks really nice on this one. I never realized how many building have slight tapers.
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2008, 8:16 PM
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An iconic piece of the San Diego skyline
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 4:38 AM
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Beautiful Piece of Architecture, though the entrance could be better.............
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 8:32 AM
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Pretty decent Pomo. Reminds me of One Detroit Center.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 5:19 PM
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Reminds me of Two Liberty Place, but different.
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