Encinal Jackson has submitted an application to build a 56-story mixed-use tower at 1938 Broadway in Oakland. At 715 feet, the proposed tower would nearly double the height of Oakland’s current tallest building, the Ordway at 1 Kaiser Plaza.

The proposed tower would contain 1.5 million square feet of space, including 790,000 square feet of office, 320,000 square feet of parking, 75,000 square feet of retail and 220 residential units.

The building, designed by global architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, features a modern, glass-lined cylindrical shape with a section that curves down one side resembling a roll of fabric unraveling.

And while Encinal Jackson proposes to build 1.5 million square feet up, TMG Partners has received approval to build “1.5 million square feet of residential, retail, office space and parks” across Emeryville’s EmeryBay Market Place.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by irreverent

    it would look good with flanking nuclear reactors

  2. Posted by Willow

    56 Stories will really stand out in the Oakland Skyline…Not sure it would work.
    One of my favorite tall buildings in all of the Bay Area is the EM Harris State Office Building. It’s a stunning design.

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