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Standard Insurance Center

Identification

Standard Insurance Center
the Georgia-Pacific Building
122602

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Replaced the Union Bank of California Tower as Portland's tallest building until being replaced itself by the Wells Fargo Center after only one year.
  • The building does not have a 13th floor.
  • At the time of its completion, the building was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
  • The Standard Insurance Center was originally called the Georgia-Pacific Building.
  • The Quest, a marble statue adorns the entrance to the Standard Insurance Center; however, locals refer to it as, "Three Groins in a Fountain".
  • The building occupies an entire block.
  • Standard Insurance purchased the building in 1984 for US $43 million.

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Location

900 SW Fifth Avenue
97204
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

111.86 m
48.16 m
29.57 m
27
1970
1995

Involved Companies

general contractor, mechanical engineering
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