Category: The Tribute Building

The Tribute Building

“Pop” Art

By Rob Turner
Sactown Magazine

Believe it or not, Sacramento’s newest office building was almost going to be-if only for one fleeting moment-in the shape of a four-story frosted birthday cake. Almost. So reveals artist Wayne Thiebaud while talking about the new project that his son Paul and developer Mike Heller are trying to get off the ground at 20th and Capitol. “It even had a little piece cut out of it,” laughs the younger Thiebaud, “with little pine trees on top like candles.”

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Bob Shallit: ‘Tribute’ building honors Heller and Thiebaud

By Bob Shallit
Sacramento Bee

It’s a tribute unlike any other in greater Sacramento.

In an architectural homage to their fathers, two Sacramento Development partners are moving ahead on an innovative building at 20th Street and Capitol Avenue.

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Midtown Office Building a Tribute to Two Local Icons

By Michael Shaw
The Sacramento Business Journal

Developer and artist honored by sons with project ready for planning board next month.

Developer Michael Heller Jr. is taking public art to new heights in Midtown Sacramento – an office building that would serve as a four-story canvas for internationally known artist Wayne Thiebaud.

The Tribute Building,” as it’s being called, would rise on a lot at 20th Street and Capitol Avenue. Heller bought it this summer for a planned collaboration with Thiebaud’s son Paul, an art gallery owner, with the idea of making art a theme throughout.

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