San Diego’s downtown skyline changes again!

San Diego continues to grow. Over the years, our city’s downtown skyline keeps changing, becoming wider, denser, more varied. Some of the new construction has been along the waterfront.

I was out on a slow Embarcadero walk today when my eyes did a double take. I couldn’t believe how quickly IQHQ’s five building RaDD (Research and Development District) project is rising!

The future technology campus, a combination of lab, office and retail space, is being built on part of the property where the demolished Navy Broadway Complex stood.

I know developments like these are hotly debated. Among other considerations, certain bay views will become obstructed, while new views will open. Whatever your position is, the growth of downtown San Diego continues apace, and the changed skyline will probably feel more “ordinary” as memories fade.


I took another photo from a different direction some time later. Here I’m standing near the corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway. The recently completed 17-story high-rise is Navy Building One.

And a few days later…

I live in downtown San Diego and love to walk around with my camera! You can follow Cool San Diego Sights via Facebook or Twitter!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

4 thoughts on “San Diego’s downtown skyline changes again!”

  1. It’s that project will be or going to be residents homes?? Such as for the low income citizens or effort able compla x apartments for San Diego resident’s since we are a short of effort able 🏠 homes in San diego!!! “”


    1. No, but it will bring more high paying jobs, which is half the equation. Homelessness isn’t only caused by a lack of housing, the high cost of living in San Diego is another factor. Providing people with better opportunities to make more money, will help them afford to live in many of the homes and apartments that already do exist in the city.


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