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Old Posted Sep 23, 2008, 5:07 AM
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SACRAMENTO l Wells Fargo Center l 429 FT / 129 M l 30 FlOORS l 1992

This is the tallest building in Sacramento.

- 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California, USA
- A distinctive curved copper roof caps the building, with a cleft in its middle.
- This won the BOMA Building of the Year Award for 1994.
- Inside the building there is a five-story clear glass atrium with granite and marble walls.
- A Wells Fargo history museum is located in the lobby.
- Il Fornaio Restaurant
- The building occupies an entire 2.3 acre city block.
- Parking is in an adjoining 6-story garage.
- Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
- Architectural Style: postmodern
- Materials: masonry & granite
- Floor count 33 (30 on ground, 3 below)
- Elevator count 13
- In January 2000 the tower was sold for $130 million
























>>>>> Wide skyline shot...
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2008, 3:25 PM
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Great photos as always, Innov8. I'm not a huge fan of this tower, it just seems very conservative. Then again it is on Capitol Mall.

Curious, I've heard a variety of heights on this tower, 400', 412', 429', 432'. All of those heights would still make it the tallest in the city. Has anyone actually seen drawings?

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Old Posted Sep 24, 2008, 4:16 AM
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Thanks plinko. I think it's a great tower for Sacramento. Very bold and
contemporary for a street that's mostly dated back to 50's commie block
style buildings (EDD).

The newspaper says it's 423ft but the city and Emporis lists it at 429ft. HOK doe's not list anything about the tower

Below are photos I took while the tower was under construction... I beleive
I took these in 1991. I think this first shot is taken from the same spot you
took yours above.










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Old Posted Sep 24, 2008, 10:52 PM
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Very nice Innov8, I love the old school pictures!
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2008, 3:36 AM
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Don't you think it looks a little like a 420+ foot tombstone?
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2008, 8:27 AM
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Cool pics, innov8!

I like this building a lot. Best lobby in Sacramento. The rounded copper top is unique as well for Sacramento. If only it were 600 ft tall; it would be perfect.
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well now the designs of the building are different..i cant imagine how the architects do it.
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Nice to see that they are finally illuminating it at night again..
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Ive always loved this building, I think the symetry and radiused top. And yes it would make a great taller tower as well.

Great pictures.
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I've always thought that it's a very unique and elegant tower to be our tallest and represent our city. I'm proud to have it.
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