Congress Center


Congress Center
Congress Center

Congress Center reflecting the Portland Hilton Hotel
Former names Security Pacific Plaza
Orbanco Headquarters Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 1001 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°30′59″N 122°40′47″W / 45.5165°N 122.6796°W / 45.5165; -122.6796Coordinates: 45°30′59″N 122°40′47″W / 45.5165°N 122.6796°W / 45.5165; -122.6796
Completed 1980
Height
Roof 97.84 m (321.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Yost Grube Hall PC
References
[1][2]

Congress Center (formerly the Orbanco Headquarters Building and Security Pacific Plaza) is an office building completed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon.[3] It is currently the ninth tallest building in the city. The current name is taken from the Congress Hotel located on the site from 1912 until the late 1970s.

The firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) designed Congress Center, with reflective dark glass that contrasts with the mostly white or lighter colored architecture common in Portland's architectural history. However, the highly reflective surface of Congress Center's glass curtain walls reflect all the nearby buildings. Most notable are 1000 Broadway, the Portland Building and Multnomah County Courthouse.

Arches from the former Congress Hotel were restored for use as an entry to a lower level restaurant.

See also

References

  1. ^ Congress Center at Emporis
  2. ^ Congress Center at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Stout, Heidi J. (January 4, 2002). "It's One Main Place, but it's not Two Main Place". Portland Business Journal. http://portland.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2002/01/07/newscolumn1.html. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

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