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Old Posted Sep 30, 2008, 5:16 AM
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SACRAMENTO l Renaissance Tower l 372 FT/113.4 M l 28 FLOORS l 1989

- Architect: Daniel, Mann, Johnson, & Mendenhall (DMJM).
- Developers: Joseph and Richard Benvenuti.
- $43 million to build.
- 336,000 square feet.
- Ground-breaking August 24, 1987 and finished in 1989.
- 23,467 square feet of lobby and retail space
- Seven-story parking garage with 510 spaces.
- Glass-and-Granite exterior.
- Last sale of tower in Jan. 08’ was just below $90 million.
- The towers also know as 801 K Street.

The Renaissance Tower was Sacramento’s first high-rise to reach past the
20th floor and became the cities tallest in 1989. Many locals like to refer to
the building as “Darth Vader” because of its menacing dark appearance.
The tinted-glass high-rise was originally proposed at 25 floors but was
amended to be 28 floors, meaning the tower became 160 feet higher than
the Capitol dome.

This gemlike tower really shimmers late in the day when the suns setting or
when storm clouds are rolling through reflecting slivers of light off the dark
glass. Vader's a tower of many moods… I have tried to capture them in the photos below.












Here's a southeastern view from the 28th floor towards the State Capitol.







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One of my personal faves in the city. I think most people have come around to it, but I've liked it from day one.









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One of my personal faves in the city. I think most people have come around to it, but I've liked it from day one.
I agree, I have always loved the tower

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