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KOIN Center

Identification

KOIN Center
KOIN Tower, King Kong Building
122619

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
limestone
orange
postmodernism

Usages

residential condominium commercial office

Facts

  • The KOIN Center includes offices on floors 4-19 with 48 luxury apartments on the upper 11 floors.
  • KOIN-TV has its studios here with a webcam on top.
  • The building does not have a 13th floor.
  • Nicknamed "The Mechanical Pencil".
  • The building consists of 23,000 square-feet of retail and other space on the first three levels, floors 4 through 19 consist of 324,000 square-feet of office space and 44 condominiums on the uppermost 11 floors.
  • The building was acquired by the Louis Dreyfus Property Group and Benenson Capital Co. in December 1993.
  • In 2004, Regal Cinemas shutdown the 6-screen cinema after 19 years in operation.
  • The Columbia Street entrance features a dramatic 23'-6" tall ceiling.
  • Typical floor size is approximately 18,000 square-feet.
  • In July 2007, CommonWealth Partners of Los Angeles purchased the first 19 floors for $108 million. The purchase price included two additional building sites for slated possible office and residential high-rises.
  • The building has won Toby Office Building of the Year Award, Best Building Between 249,000-500,000 SF, Regional BOMA in 1998, and AIA Honor Award in 1985.
  • The building electrical rooms on each floor feature six watts per square-foot.
  • Additionally, approximately 68,000 square-feet are used for studios and broadcast facilities.
  • The building occupies a full block.
  • The building's interior finishes include; Italian marble floors and walls, aluminum doors and custom-designed chandeliers.
  • The building has a total of 9 elevators; five serve the office floors, two serve the parking garage, and the last two the condominiums.
  • The centralized ventilation is distributed on each floor using a variable air volume system.

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Location

222 SW Columbia Street
97204
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

509.01 ft
35
2
1981
1984
9
300
$48,000,000

Involved Companies

developer, facade consultant, investor, owner, property management, tenant
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