Bank of Italy

Bank of Italy Featured Image

Architectural Salvage / Planned Deconstruction and Recycling

Project Description

Bank of Italy is a 14-story, Renaissance Revival high-rise built in 1925 in downtown San Jose. The building is a designated San Jose Historical Landmark, and in a National Register of Historic Places.

  • Buccaneer Demolition removed 146,855 square feet of interior finishes back to a cold shell condition. We gutted 13 floors of office space including a large mechanical room in the basement level. We also removed an extensive amount of mechanical equipment on the roof, and 226 window air conditioning units through the entire building.  
  • Buccaneer Demolition salvaged and repurposed materials for adaptive reuse. We salvaged the stone wainscot, basement vault door, Bank of Italy Clock, doors frames, doorjambs and misc. light fixtures   
  • Prior to demolishing the interior finishes, we contracted, managed, and supervised our abatement contractor who removed 122 tons of asbestos containing materials.
  • Buccaneer Demolition sort separated all the different materials onsite to create different waste streams for disposal.