Photo Challenge: Where in Milpitas?

Test your knowledge of Milpitas by guessing what the structure in this photo is.

This sturdy-looking building looks like it might have been inspired by the mysterious monolith in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

But it’s not from some far-off intergalactic world - its right here in Milpitas.

Built in 1987, it’s one of the most visible structures in the city.  Its modern concrete and glass architectural style is a nod to Silicon Valley and its high-tech industries. And, at more than 143 feet high, it is the tallest building in Milpitas.

Do you know the name of this building, what it’s used for, and where it is located? Bonus kudos if you can tell us how many floors the building has.

Want to offer a guess?  Tell us in the comments area below.

If you’re the first reader with the correct answer, you will win a $10 gift card. And, more importantly, you can claim bragging rights that you’re this week's expert in Milpitas trivia.

Game on!

Last week’s winner was Len Alvear who as one of a collection of art totems at the entrance to Murphy Park in Milpitas. Len - please e-mail Milpitas Patch Editor Jennifer van der Kleut your mailing address at JVDKreporting@gmail.com so we can send you your gift card prize!

Lisa Soto Dominguez January 11, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sam January 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM
I think this might be a wing from the Milpitas City Hall on Calaveras Blvd. It's used for government operations, obviously.
Jennifer van der Kleut January 12, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Lisa Soto Dominguez - you are correct! It's the Crown Plaza Hotel on Bellew Drive. With 12 floors, it's the tallest building in Milpitas. Lisa, please e-mail your mailing address to me at JVDKreporting@gmail.com and we'll be mailing you a $10 Starbucks gift card! Thanks to all who made a guess.


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