Friday, April 20, 2012

Wells Fargo Center 20th Anniversary

Wells Fargo Center under construction in 1991

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Grand Opening for the Wells Fargo Center on Capitol Mall. As Sacramento’s tallest building at 423 ft, it has a distinctive curved copper roof caps the building, with a cleft in its middle as a postmodern architectural style. Inside the building there is a five-story clear glass atrium with granite and marble walls with a Wells Fargo history museum is located in the lobby and Il Fornaio Restaurant.
Wells Fargo Center under construction in 1991

The architect Hellmuth, Obata and Kassenbaum (HOK) designed the tower which also won the BOMA Building of the Year Award for 1994. This 502,000 sf. building occupies an entire 2.3 acre city block with a masonry & granite exterior. There are a total of 33 floors (30 on ground, 3 below), 13 elevators count and an adjoining 6-story parking garage.
Wells Fargo Center under construction in 1991

The tower was originally constructed for $120 million in 1992 and sold in 2000 for $130 million. The building was later resold again to to Hines’ Core Fund in 2007 for $237,250,000 million.
Wells Fargo Center 2008

Wells Fargo Center, 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, California, USA.

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