Tuesday, August 8, 2017

San Jose Light Tower Proposal

San Jose Inside has quite a bit more information on a proposal that will bring back our most iconic landmark, the electric light tower. The tower would likely be 250-260 feet tall, feature dynamic LED lighting, and may have an observation deck/restaurant at the top. The current team working on the project thinks it is feasible to build by 2020.

On a related note, there is a fund raiser tonight at Cafe Stritch to help fund Tom Wohlmut's documentary, "The Light Between Two Towers." The film will highlight the relationship between our tower and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Read the detailed article describing these very two exciting projects over here!


  1. This is a tough one. At that height it could easily turn out a laughing stock. If San Jose wants a world class landmark it would almost be better to do something that didn't even try to be tall, like the Cloud Gate in Chicago.

    1. I think you can do a lot within that height, especially if it is a dynamic structure that can change color/form based on what is going on around it. The tower is also loaded with historical significance. It could definitely be our Cloud Gate (which I love as well).