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View Poll Results: Rate Portland's skyline!
10 25 9.51%
9.5 10 3.80%
9 16 6.08%
8.5 15 5.70%
8 29 11.03%
7.5 31 11.79%
7 55 20.91%
6.5 14 5.32%
6 15 5.70%
5.5 8 3.04%
5 9 3.42%
4.5 2 0.76%
4 3 1.14%
3.5 3 1.14%
3 or less 28 10.65%
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Old May 21st, 2003, 09:51 AM   #1
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Portland - USA

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Portland Skyline and and Mount Hood from Pittock Mansion at sunset by ScottLarsen, on Flickr

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Old May 22nd, 2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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nice skyline at night, and natural settings. 7.5/10
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:01 AM   #3
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nice, 8
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 05:29 AM   #4
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Great Photos

I give it about a 7.5. Portland seems to be adding a lot of highrises all over the Westside. I'll soon have to upgrade it to an 8.5. I especially like the 4th and 8th photos, DubbaG. Keep the great photos coming. We used to go to the top of the Pacific Building and picnic on the rooftop garden. Back then the Greyhound depot was where the Hilton Hotel addition now stands and there was a great view of the skyline from up there.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 02:13 AM   #5
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Pacific Building

DubbaG, I suppose the little garden is still up there. I haven't been up there since the '70's. You take the elevator to the top floor then walk the stairway to the roof. It's (or was) a small sitting area with a Mediterranean feel to it. You might as well check it out and see if it's still there.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 02:23 AM   #6
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I like it, it just seems a bit small. 7.5/10
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Old May 24th, 2003, 04:29 AM   #7
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Portland Center Condos

DubbaG, maybe you know the answer to this. How come when Portland's tallest buildings are listed those condos at the south end of the Portland Center are never included? I know they have presidential names like Lincoln and Madison. And at least the tallest one looks taller than the older apartment towers built in the mid-60's. I think the condo towers were added in the '70's.
I was just wondering. They're in your photo from Terwilliger Plaza.
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Old May 24th, 2003, 06:52 AM   #8
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puer, I really have no idea dude. Maybe they're just so fugly that nobody even wants to acknowledge thier existence?
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Old May 24th, 2003, 01:28 PM   #9
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Here's 2 more I took today.

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Old June 8th, 2003, 03:54 AM   #10
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Nice Pacific Northwest-looking skyline but not much in the way of height or interesting buildings. I would think Portland would have more scrapers, and good looking ones too, considering the size of the city/metro (1.9 million), and all the "smart growth" there. But what's there isn't bad, and I'm sure it will grow a lot more in the coming years. 7/10
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Pacific Building

DubbaG-Did you ever go to the top of the Pacific Building to see if the little garden is still up there?
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Old June 9th, 2003, 02:52 AM   #12
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The skyline is small in height and extent 5/10. The natural surrounding are beautiful and I bet its's a great city to live in.
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Old June 9th, 2003, 03:55 AM   #13
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Standard Insurance Center

That's the building that originaly was called the Georgia Pacific Building, right? It was Portland's first building to rise over 30 stories. I never made it to the top. I don't know why. Probably because I had long hair at that time and business people always seemed suspiciuos of long-haired kids. Portland has always been a tolerant city but I think serious business people thought long hair meant "lazy, dirty hippies".
I remember when the original Standard Plaza was being built. I was about 12 and just beginning to explore my hometown's downtown. The Hilton was being built at the same time and it took me a little while to realize they weren't the same building. After the Standard Plaza was finished I used to go up and visit the Skidmore, Owings and Merril office. They had a scale model of downtown Portland that was all in an off-white. The buildings SOM designed were in pure white so the client or visitor could see what kind of buildings they were designing. Personally, I thought their
buildings all looked alike - the Hilton, Standard Plaza, Georgia Pacific, the Edith Green Federal building and I think they also did the Portland Center.
Did you know there were once plans for a Portland Center-type project on the Eastside called Coliseum Gardens? There was a big billboard that stood on the site with architectural drawings of the planned development. It was just southeast of the Memorial Coliseum. I think the east border was MLK (then called Union Ave.) One of the buildings actually got built. It's that brick retirement home near Holiday Park Hospital. I don't think anything else was ever built. They must've run low on money or something. The plans included quite a few high rises and would've given downtown's skyline quite a bit of competition. The Lloyd district has actually developed a second skyline over the years but it's a lot more spread out than Coliseum Gardens would've been.
I'll be interested in hearing what you find on top of those buildings, DubbaG.
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Old June 9th, 2003, 07:39 PM   #14
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7.5/10
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Portland is a fabulous and beautiful city in a wonderful location
The Koin is a landmark structure
there appears to be some rather attractive small older buildings
most of the skyline is rather boxy and boring though
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Old June 18th, 2003, 10:30 AM   #16
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Hey puer!

I finally made it up to the roof of the Pacific building this morning. I had to climb some ladders onto some restricted spots to get any views. Here are all the pics I took.











Thanks for telling me about that man, it's really a cool spot.

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Old June 19th, 2003, 12:57 AM   #17
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Great photos, DubbaG

I have some photos I took back in the early '70's from that building. The view's changed considerably. I'll try and get them posted asap.
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Old June 19th, 2003, 05:18 PM   #18
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7.5/10 There are quite some beautiful buildings over there.
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Old June 19th, 2003, 09:41 PM   #19
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I don't like this skyline at all, sorry!
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Old June 24th, 2003, 02:46 PM   #20
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Here's a sunrise! Notice Mt. Hood in the distance.

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