What may soon be another business landmark for Glendale has been topped out with the placing of the last of 2,500 pieces of structural steel weighing more than 150 tons that provide the skeleton of Allstate Plaza office tower.
Adjacent to Sears Savings Plaza at the northern portion of Glendale's Central Business District, the 13-story Allstate Plaza structure will provide about 270,000 square feet of rentable space. The project is a $40-million undertaking of Allstate Insurance Co.
The design, by Neptune & Thomas Associates, will create the only granite-clad office building in the city of Glendale, and according to the architect, this kind of exterior is usually associated with high-grade institutional projects.
Allstate Plaza will be the only local institutional office building to provide elevator service from three levels of subterranean parking to the office tower. It will be connected to the existing Sears Savings Plaza office towers by a spacious 70,000-square-foot plaza featuring six moving waterscapes and numerous benched areas in a landscaped setting.