Cathedral Building in Oakland
Located in Oakland, California, the Cathedral Building, originally named the Federal Realty Building, was the first Gothic Revival style skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. It is also called the "Wedding Cake" for its appearance, which resembles New York's Flatiron Building.<ref name="MitchellCCTimes"/> Its narrow, triangular form is a result of its location on Latham Square, where Telegraph Avenue branches off diagonally from Broadway. It was built by architect Benjamin Geer McDougall, who designed the steel framed building.<ref name="MitchellCCTimes"/> The building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently owned by Brog Properties, a Downtown Oakland development firm. They are renovating the building for mixed residential and commercial units.