The tallest building in Oakland is currently the Ordway Building, but as you might imagine, others were the 'tallest' before it was built. Taller buildings have been proposed, but none have been built yet.
Note that people often incorrectly say the Tribune Tower was once the tallest building in Oakland, but the Tribune Tower is only 305 feet tall, and thus shorter than City Hall, and was constructed in 1923, after City Hall was completed.
|Building||Years as Tallest||Height (ft.)||Floors|
|Oakland Bank Building||1907–1914||? / 225||8 / 18 *|
|Oakland City Hall||1914–1960||320||14|
NB: The Oakland Bank Building was constructed in 1907 at 8 stories tall. The 18-story addition was built in 1922.
Other Tall Structures
None of these has ever been the tallest building in Oakland, but are of notable height.
|flag pole in Latham Square||1899-1912||150||N/A|
|1999 Harrison / Lake Merritt Plaza||1988||371||27|
Links and References
- List of tallest buildings in Oakland, California on Wikipedia