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Portland Building

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Identification

Portland Building
Portland Municipal Services Building
122646

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
glass
applied masonry
light yellow dark green dark red
postmodernism

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • During the design phase, eleven design-build teams initially responded to the published request for proposal.
  • The final three design-build teams were Arthur Erickson, Mitchell/Giurgola, and Michael Graves.
  • Opened and dedicated on October 2, 1982.
  • National AIA Honor Award, May 1983.
  • The Portland Building is considered to be among the earliest examples of U.S. postmodern large-scale structures.
  • The Portland Building has been both on Time and Newsweek front covers.
  • The building's first three stories are clad in dark green tiles. The main section is cream-colored with small, four-foot square windows and terra-cotta colored pilasters.
  • Above the entrance of the Portland Building, the 38-foot tall Portlandia holds a trident in one hand and reaches toward the street with the other.
  • Portlandia is the second largest copper statue in the United States after the Statue of Liberty.
  • Sculptor/architect Raymond Kaskey of Washington, D.C. assembled the statue's nine sections before it was transported down the Willamette River to the Portland Building.
  • Portlandia's dedication was on October 6th, 1985.

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Location

1120 SW 5th Avenue
SW Main Street, SW Madison Street, SW 4th Avenue
1120 SW 5th Avenue
97204
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

231.00 ft
215.00 ft
15
1982
2018
75
$41,200,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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