Structure Type: built works - settlements - cities

Designers: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), Portland, OR (firm); John Ogden Merrill (architect); Nathaniel Alexander Owings (architect); Louis Skidmore Sr. (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Portland, OR

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The redevelopment project was to occur downtown.

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill's Portland Office supervised the project, designing the master plan for the 24-acre site in downtown Portland, OR. The Portland Center Redevelopment Corporation was made up of two California companies--William J. Moran Company, Alhambra, CA, and Fluor Corporation of Los Angeles, CA-- and three Portland residents--Paul Murphy, David Simpson, and Milo McIver. The project called for the erection of 10 apartment buildings, six medium-rise commercial buildings, a 250-room motel, a shopping center, and a parking structure large enough to hold 2,300 vehicles was to have been accomplished in three phases. Phase one called for the construction of 3 apartment blocks, 1 four-story office building, a four-tiered parking garage, and a various shops.

The duration was projected to be from summer 1963 until July 1967;

PCAD id: 5948