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Wells Fargo Center

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Identification

Wells Fargo Center
Block 148, First National Bank Tower, First Interstate Bank Tower
122620

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
marble
black white
modernism

Usages

commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • Oregon's tallest building since 1972.
  • First National Bank Tower was dedicated on May 25, 1972.
  • Due to public outcry over the tower's height, Portland created a height restrictions on all new and future developments after the tower's opening.
  • A skybridge connects the tower to the adjacent 4-story building.
  • The building features 60,000 square feet of Italian marble from the Appennine Mountains. 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 First Interstate Tower was renamed the Wells Fargo Center in 1997.
  • In 1999, Wells Fargo occupied as much as 40 percent of the Class A commercial property.
  • In 2001 the then 30-year-old Trane chillers were replaced by DuPont Engineering, Jacobs Facilities, Interstate Mechanical, and TraneOregon.
  • In order for the chillers to be replaced, during the 2001 upgrade, a lift-crane was constructed on top of the building.
  • 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.
  • 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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Location

1300 SW 5th Avenue
SW Jefferson Street, SW 4th Avenue, SW Columbia Street
1300 SW 5th Avenue
97201
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

546.01 ft
41
2
1969
1972
2002
3
500
$35,000,000

Involved Companies


GBD Architects

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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