Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


1 America Plaza, Downtown, San Diego, CA

ID: 17939
Construction Date: End Date: 1991
Notes: Chicago-based architectural firm Murphy-Jahn Architects collaborated with the San Diego partnership KMA Architecture (formerly known as Krommenhoek McKeown and Associates) on the design of this 34-story, 623,000-square-foot skyscraper. Murphy-Jahn often produced towers with this faceted top, reminiscent of the bell towers of Speyer Cathederal (consecrated in 1061), a German Romanesque church reconstructed heavily in the 19th century. This faceted roof, in an exaggerated form, can be seen in One and Two Liberty Place (1987-1990) a prominent sight on the Philadelphia skyline also by Murphy-Jahn. Murphy-Jahn worked with the developer, the Irvine Company, who also built the city's second tallest building Symphony Towers.
Structure Size: Total Square Feet: 623000
Number of Floors: 34
Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings
built works - commercial buildings - stores
Locations: Structure:
600 West Broadway
San Diego, CA
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