The Ordway Building (also known as One Kaiser Plaza) is a 28-story modern skyscraper located in Oakland's Uptown District, with views of Lake Merritt. The building was designed by the architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill for Kaiser Industries and was completed in 1970. At 404', the Ordway Building remains the tallest building in Oakland, and the tallest building in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco. The building was named for A. B. Ordway, the first Kaiser employee, about a year before construction was finished.
1 Kaiser Plaza (formerly 2150 Valdez Street), Oakland, California
Links and References
- Drawing of new Kaiser office building, Oakland Tribune, September 5, 1968
- "New Building Honors 'Mr. Kaiser Employe' [sic]," Oakland Tribune, February 16, 1969
- Ordway Building official website
- "New Kaiser Tower - 28 Stories High," Oakland Tribune, September 5, 1968
- "Kaiser Realm Keeps Right On Adding Office Space," Oakland Tribune, January 26, 1969