Gateway Plaza, when completed in the fall of 1988, will have an unrivaled visible presence as the tallest structure in Pasadena, according to Pasadena Gateway Plaza Ltd., developer of the $50-million project. Ground breaking is set for Tuesday.
The 300,000-square-foot, 14-level office tower at 300 N. Lake Ave. will stand on 1.8 acres, of which about 65% will be landscaped courtyards and walkways. It is bounded by North Lake Avenue on the west, Corson Street on the north, Locust Street on the south and Mentor Street on the east.
Designed by Pedersen, Beckhart, Wesley & Stice, Gateway Plaza will be a triangular-shaped structure clad in rose granite and solar gray glass. Its strong faceted design allows for up to 20 corner offices on each floor. Space efficiency is 95.7% for full-floor users, with each floor providing up to 23,000 square feet.
The main entrance into Gateway Plaza is through a 22-foot lobby, with a polished stainless steel ceiling, offset by original art work and sculpture. A ground level plaza will have a paver of flame-finished granite and brick, a cascading water fountain, pools and garden area.