SAN JOSE — Construction workers began Monday to install a bridge that spans the streets of downtown San Jose and connects Adobe’s newest tower to the original campus.
The bridge crosses West San Fernando Street and connects the Adobe North Tower with the cloud services company’s original three-building headquarters campus in downtown San Jose.
San Jose-based Adobe plans to move into a new office tower in early 2023, the company estimates.
“Adobe’s new office and amazing bridge are the most important and beneficial to downtown,” says Lou, a veteran real estate executive and business entrepreneur who has built or owned many high-profile commercial properties in downtown San Jose. Wolf says. “This project is spectacular and completely occupied.”
The tech giant expects to dramatically increase its workforce in downtown San Jose when it relocates to the tower.
The new tower itself is poised to be an eye-catching addition to the city’s skyline, just a few blocks from the bustling San Pedro Square district.
The bridge could be a unique addition to the Adobe campus by allowing pedestrians to cross over busy streets downtown. Construction of the bridge he could complete in 2023.
Bridges can also become cultural hubs. Adobe officials say the company plans to add artwork in connection with the new bridge, which may include the work of local artists.
On Monday and Tuesday, workers lifted the bridge framework to a preliminary position where it can connect the old and new sections of the four-building Adobe headquarters complex.
The bridge was designed to consist of two main sections that extend above the street.
In June 2022, Adobe estimated that it employs approximately 3,800 people in downtown San Jose. Adobe says the new skyscraper will accommodate about 3,000 people.
“Adobe is doubling down on its office space in downtown San Jose,” said Eric Hayden, principal executive of Urban Catalyst, which is actively developing in downtown San Jose. “This wonderful sky his bridge is the cherry on top.”
The expansion to the North Tower will bring the company’s downtown workforce to a total of 6,800, an increase of approximately 79% in San Jose’s metropolitan workforce based on the company’s estimates.
Adobe also operates two work hubs in San Francisco’s Showplace Square neighborhood.
The new North Tower building in downtown San Jose was built to allow plenty of flexibility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak over two years ago.
People can easily work in isolation in small or large groups. It is expected that many workspaces will have access to outside gathering areas. The bridge itself also accommodates outdoor spots for employees.