The American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter’s (AIACV) continues to celebrate the 10-day Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival and we have some great photos to share from Tuesday’s Top of the City Views Tour. As part of the festival, the AIACV offers exclusive access and amazing views from atop some of the city’s most recognized buildings. Mike Corrick – President and Francis Harrington – Project Manager, took advantage of the sights from the Elks Building, designed by our very own founder Leonard J. Starks, and the Citizen Hotel. Here are some of the photos from these towering buildings, complete with great detail shots!
View From the Elks Building Penthouse
Designed by Sacramento’s renowned architect, Leonard J. Starks, the Elk’s Building is an excellent early 20th Century example of Italian Renaissance Style. Completed in 1926 the artistic detailing and monumental scale were truly unique to Sacramento. The building remains a striking addition to the City’s skyline.
View from the Citizen Hotel
The CalWest Life Insurance Building was Sacramento’s first skyscraper opening its doors in 1926. The building is 14 stories high and topped by a two-story pitched copper mansard roof. It was designed by the State of California’s first state architect George Sellon. In November 2008 the building reopened after three years of construction as the Citizen Hotel.