Portland Plaza


Portland Plaza

Infobox building
building_name = Portland Plaza
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building_type = Residential
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location = Portland, Oregon
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coordinates = coord|45|30|46|N|122|40|49|W|display=inline,title
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completion_date = 1973
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height = 272 feet (83 m)
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floor_count = 25
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architect = DMJM
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The Portland Plaza is a condominium skyscraper in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. It stands at a height of 272 feet/83 meters, and contains 25 floors.The Portland Plaza was designed by the firm of DMJM and was completed in 1973. It has been nicknamed "The Norelco Building" by Portlanders, as the silver and black facade and rounded triangular tower is reminiscent of an electric razor. [cite web
url = http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=portlandplaza-portland-or-usa
title = Emporis: Portland Plaza, Portland, Oregon
accessdate = 2007-09-02
]

Enjoying a location almost directly west of the Keller Auditorium and the Ira Keller Fountain, Portland Plaza creates a late mid-20th century modernist feel to the area. Along with the Keller Fountain, the building has been featured on an album cover of the band Shades of Christ [cite web
url = http://www.stumptownconfidential.com/index.php?itemid=11
title = Stumptown Confidential: Ira Keller Fountain, 14 January, 2005
accessdate = 2007-09-02
] , and appeared as a futuristic building in the PBS film version of Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Lathe of Heaven". [King, Bart: "An Architectural Guidebook to Portland", pg. 118. Gibbs Smith, 2001]

ee also

*Architecture in Portland, Oregon
*List of tallest buildings in Portland, Oregon

References

External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=portlandplaza-portland-or-usa Portland Plaza (Emporis)]


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