Towers on Capitol Mall

The Towers on Capitol Mall were two 53-story, 615 foot (187 m) mixed-use towers to be built in downtown Sacramento, California. The buildings (The Towers on Capitol Mall I & II) were planned to have 804 condominia, a 200 room InterContinental Hotel, and ground floor retail. Rumoured retailers include Gucci, Prada, Kenneth Cole and Tiffany & Co. The Towers are notable due to the massive scope and scale of the building, and it would have easily surpassed the city's current tallest building, the 423 foot (129 m) Wells Fargo Center. The project had been on hold since January 7, 2007 due to liens being filed against developer John Saca, totaling $7.3 million. Calpers and Deustche Bank have been the primary financial support for the project, however stipulating conditions have led to the collapse of the project. CalPERS is now teaming up with Los Angeles-based CIM to develop the downtown Sacramento block into a similar but smaller high-rise construction project consisting of a hotel, condominia and office space. The project would incorporate the original foundation piles that were driven into the bedrock in 2006 to support the weight of the 615-foot (187 m) skyscrapers.

The Towers on Capitol Mall I & II
The Towers on Capitol Mall construction site, Sacramento.JPG
The pile driving process when the building was under construction back in mid-December 2006.
General information
StatusNever built
LocationSacramento, California, United States
Coordinates38°34′48″N 121°30′12″W / 38.58000°N 121.50333°W / 38.58000; -121.50333Coordinates: 38°34′48″N 121°30′12″W / 38.58000°N 121.50333°W / 38.58000; -121.50333
Construction started2006
Roof615 ft (187 m)
Technical details
Floor count53
Design and construction
ArchitectMulvannyG2 Architecture, Bellevue, Washington


The Towers would have been located at the address 301 Capitol Mall, a prominent location near the Tower Bridge and within a few blocks from the California State Capitol which at one time was home to the Sacramento Union newspaper.

Project's StatusEdit

Currently, the project has ceased sales and construction, until picked up by CalPERS and CIM. The project's title/escrow firm, First American Title Company is in the process of returning all earnest deposits to the buyers. These deposits had been earning interest in a special money market-style account since early 2006.

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