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Oregon Convention Center

Some of you wanted to see and know more about the two slender spire towers of my previous post.
The two towers are the eye-catchers of the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
A large building of 93,000 m2 with a good, but apart from the two towers, not so spectacular architecture.
The Convention Center was opened in 1990 and expanded in 2003. It was designed by the architectural firm of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects.

In addition to conference and exhibition rooms, the building also contains many art objects. The two tower bring light into the building and one of the two towers has the largest Foucault pendulum in the world. I will show more of this next time.
In 2016, the Indoor World Championship of the IAAF (athletics) was held in the Center.

Although the towers are not particularly high (64 m), they dominate the view from down Town Portland over the Willamette River to the Lloyd District.
Photo 1 shows the two towers from the Burnside Bridge
Photo 2 was made from the Steel Bridge. Lars posted a photo from this bridge a few weeks ago.
The photo clearly shows how extensive the Center is. The building extends over almost the full width of the picture.
Photo 3 shows the south facade on the NE Lloyd boulevard of the building. Good but not spectacular architecture in my opinion

■ Picture 1: ◄ From the Burnside Bridge ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ From the Steel Bridge ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ South Facade ►


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