1100 Broadway, Oakland
It’s across the bay (Oakland) and it’s not residential (commercial), but we’re suckers for Green buildings (no, not the color) and interesting “animations.”
When complete, 1100 Broadway will rise 20-stories over the 12th Street/City Center Bart Station, will renovate and incorporate the historic Key System Building next door (without looking like a schlocky addition), and will provide 310,000 square feet of office space along with 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
1100 Broadway [1100broadway.com]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Mole Man

    It looks really nice, but no patios or roof deck. With Oakland’s housing market in the can these will have to be nicely done and hitting good price points or they will end up stinking up the market even more. They should be able to make room for more than a half dozen street trees as well. All that exposed hardscaping is going to be nasty on hot days.
    [Editor’s Note: Once again, “it’s not residential” (and there is a Green roof garden atop the Key building – check out “Green Building Features” on the site).]

  2. Posted by Steve R

    This will be a great addition to all that’s going on in downtown Oakland, although I heard the developer won’t build it until they secure a tenant, which could be challenging in today’s market.

  3. Posted by badlydrawnbear

    from the picture, it does not have a living “green” roof but a solar one instead.

  4. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Is it just me or does the rendering have the sunlight angle all wrong ? It appears as if the sun in the northern sky judging from the angle of the shadow across the Key Building. That’s impossible in the northern hemishphere.
    Did Oakland move to New Zealand or something ?
    badlydrawnbear – the green roof is on the Key Building, not this new building.

  5. Posted by Marty

    Wow, if I had known that you were interesed in office projects, I would have sent you rendeings and information for this project months ago. In fact we’ve discused this building and shared renderings at http://www.skyscraperpage.com. Go there into the san francisco section and see rendings of the 500 and 400 foot office towers planned for downtown oakland near lake merrit or simply go to this link
    http://www.abetteroakland.com/swig-project-scoping-session-report/2008-06-19
    [Editor’s Note: Always error on the side of tipping us off too often (especially when it concerns new construction and renderings).]

  6. Posted by gfw

    It looks like it will dwarf the Tribune tower into oblivion! :(

  7. Posted by AMinSF

    better than 80% of the dreck that gets built in SF (bay windows anyone?) me like it :)

  8. Posted by dbrooks

    Who is the developer for this building?

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