ODS Tower (Portland, Oregon)

ODS Tower

Northeast corner
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′06″N 122°40′30″W / 45.5183°N 122.6749°W / 45.5183; -122.6749Coordinates: 45°31′06″N 122°40′30″W / 45.5183°N 122.6749°W / 45.5183; -122.6749
Completed 1999
Roof 94 m (308 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 24
Design and construction
Architect Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

ODS Tower is an 24-story office building in Portland, Oregon. At 308 ft. (94m), it is Portland's tenth-tallest building. Although it is named for ODS Health Plans, critics displeased by the building have nicknamed it the "Odious Tower".[citation needed]

Completed in 1999, ODS Tower is the culmination of many years of efforts to develop the site into a high-rise building. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca were the chief architectural firm for the project.[citation needed]

The main feature of the building's design is a floor plan that allows for six corner offices on each floor. The first four floors are devoted to city-mandated ground-floor retail (Nordstrom Rack, formerly Copeland Sports) and a parking garage. The curving facade along the eastern end of the building is supposed to follow a curve in the Willamette River.

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