New downtown San Jose Adobe tower pushes on as tech titan preps bridge


Construction workers secure a new pedestrian bridge between Adobe buildings in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)
Construction workers hoist a bridge framework into place between sections of the Adobe campus in downtown San Jose, November 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)

SAN JOSE — Construction crews began to heft into place Monday a bridge that will span a downtown San Jose street and link Adobe’s newest tower and original campus, a fresh sign of the tech titan’s Bay Area expansion.

The bridge will cross over West San Fernando Street and connect 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 its new office tower sometime in early 2023, the company has estimated.

The tech titan expects to nearly dramatically increase its downtown San Jose headcount when it moves into the tower.

This rendering shows the concept for the new Adobe North Tower, left, which broke ground recently, along with a bridge connecting it to the existing campus in downtown San Jose. Adobe is among the local tech companies whose developments and acquisitions helped boost property assessments in Santa Clara County to more than $516 billion in 2019. New Adobe North Tower (L) and a bridge connecting it to the existing campusin downtown San Jose, concept. Adobe officially broke ground Monday on a gleaming new office tower in downtown San Jose that will be big enough for 4,000 employees and is expected to be an iconic addition to the skyline of the Bay Area's largest city. Gensler, Adobe
Adobe North Tower on West San Fernando Street in downtown San Jose (left) and a connecting pedestrian bridge (center), concept. (Adobe, Gensler)
Construction workers secure a new pedestrian bridge between Adobe buildings in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)
A new bridge is maneuvered into place above West San Fernando Street so it can connect sections of the Adobe campus in downtown San Jose, Nov. 14, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)

The new tower itself is poised to become an eye-catching addition to the city’s skyline. It’s perched a few blocks from the bustling San Pedro Square district.

The bridge could be a unique addition to the Adobe campus by enabling pedestrians to walk back and forth above a busy downtown street.

Construction of the bridge could be completed sometime in 2023.

The bridge also could become a cultural hub. Adobe intends to add artwork in connection with the new bridge that may include the work of local artists.

On Monday, workers hoisted the bridge’s framework into a preliminary position where it could connect the old and new sections of what will become a four-building Adobe headquarters complex.

Construction workers secure a new pedestrian bridge between Adobe buildings in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)
A section of a pedestrian bridge that will be part of the Adobe headquarters campus in downtown San Jose is hefted into position above West San Fernando Street. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)

The bridge is designed to consist of two main sections that would extend over the street.

In June 2022, Adobe estimated it employed about 3,800 people in downtown San Jose. The new highrise will accommodate about 3,000 people, according to Adobe.

The expansion to the North Tower will enable the company’s downtown headcount to total 6,800, an increase of about 79% in the number of employees in San Jose’s urban core, based on the company’s estimates.

Adobe also operates work hubs at two locations in San Francisco’s Showplace Square District.

The new North Tower building in downtown San Jose was crafted to allow for plenty of flexibility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak more than two years ago.

People will be able to easily work in isolation, in small groups and in larger groups. Numerous workspaces are expected to have access to outside gathering areas. And the bridge itself will accommodate outdoor spots for employees.

 


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