Modernism and Beyond: The Architecture of Downtown (North)


10:00 am

Architectural Heritage Center

This Modernism tour looks at Portland skyscrapers from the oldest to the near-tallest and most recent. The fingerprints of iconic architect Pietro Belluschi are on five buildings on this tour including, perhaps, his most famous of all. Other stops include the work of modern masters Richard Sundeleaf, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca. We’ll also look at three “modern” public plazas and discuss reasons for success or failure of those designs.

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