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Postmodernism

Project timeline

1980 – 1982

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Civic

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1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
USA

Current state

Original

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Portland Municipal Services Building

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Article last edited by archibald on
March 10th, 2011

Portland Building Change this

Portland, Oregon, USA
by Michael Graves Change this
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The Portland Public Service Building, popularly known as the Portland Building, is a 15-story municipal office building located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Built at a cost of $29 million, it opened in 1982. Michael Graves' building, with its distinctive block-like design and square windows, has become an icon of postmodern architecture. In 1985, the building was adorned by addition of the hammered-copper statue Portlandia above the front entrance.

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