The Oakland Tribune Clock Tower is a famous Oakland Landmark. It was declared a landmark on May 4, 1976 after about 70 years of life. The Tower was actually built in two stages. The six floors of base were completed in 1907 and the clock tower section was finished in 1923.
The building totals 21 floors and is Oakland’s 10th tallest building at 305 feet.
The internal square footage amounts to 89,251 sq.-ft.
In recent years the Tower was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Because the building was not occupied the Oakland Tribune Newspaper had to relocate. The Tower remained empty until 1995 and was bought and renovated. Ten years later in 1999 the great Tower was reopened. To this date it is occupied with condos and businesses.
The Tower is a part of Oakland and will always be. It was recently sold for about $15 million dollars so I don’t think it will be going anywhere anytime soon.