An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

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9780870711916: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings. Its civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness make Portland a place that natives revel in and visitors admire. Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. The Guidebook’s first edition was praised for its readability and usefulness as a reference book. It has now been revised and updated to reflect Portland’s explosive growth in the 21st century. New features include an added focus on the development of “green buildings” and sustainable design in Portland, a chapter on downtown bridges, expanded coverage of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, and a glossary of architectural terms. With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portland’s celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.

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A graceful combination of eccentric and traditional architecture. Portland, Oregon, is a city widely known for its civic planning, preservation of historic buildings, attractiveness, and inviting atmosphere. Within the five-mile downtown district can be found skyscrapers, nineteenth-century cast-iron-front buildings, a riverfront park, old brick warehouses and breweries still in operation, a train station with a 150-foot clock tower, five bridges, and a rich assortment of museums, government buildings, and shops. With more than 250 entries, this comprehensive guide includes the following: Pioneer CourthouseUnion StationChinese Classical GardenU.S. Bancorp TowerHistoric BridgesU.S. National Bank Building Additional updates and expanded information can be found at: teleport.com/~kilm2/home.html

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Contents Introduction Downtown--Courthouse Square and Environs Downtown--Park Blocks Downtown--Government Square, South Auditorium District, Portland State University Yamhill Historic District Old Town/Chinatown Pearl District Northwest Southwest Northease/North Southeast Bibliography Index

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