Wells Fargo Center
Structure in General
- Oregon's tallest building since 1972.
- Due to public outcry over the tower's heigth and the potential development of newer and taller buildings, Portland created a height restrictions on all new and future developments after the tower's opening.
- A skybridge connects the tower to the adjacent four-story building.
- The marble on the base is 1/16th inch thick.
- Wells Fargo Center was originally known as the First National Bank Tower, and then First Interstate Bank Tower.
- The building features 60,000 square feet of Italian Appenine mountains marble.
- Neither the side of Columbia Street or Jefferson Street has an adequate pedestrian sidewalks.
- In order for the chillers to be replaced, during the 2001 upgrade, a lift-crane was constructed on top of the building.
- The 30 year old Trane chillers, at that time, were replaced by DuPont Engineering, Jacobs Facilities, Inc., Interstate Mechanical, and TraneOregon in 2001.
- The building was the main headquarters of Willamette Industries before it was bought out by Weyerhaeuser in 2002.
- The Tower Restaurant, on the 21st floor, was closed in May 2002.
- In 1999, Wells Fargo occupied as much as 40 percent of the Class A commercial property.
- First National Bank Tower was dedicated on May 25, 1972.
- The First Interstate Tower was renamed the Wells Fargo Center in 1997.
- The top corners are lit in green and red alternately during winter holidays.
- Cromwell Apartment House was demolished to make way for this building.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings