Moda Tower

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Moda Tower
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Northeast corner
Moda Tower is located in Portland, Oregon
Moda Tower
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Location within Portland, Oregon
Former names ODS Tower
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′06″N 122°40′30″W / 45.5183°N 122.6749°W / 45.5183; -122.6749Coordinates: 45°31′06″N 122°40′30″W / 45.5183°N 122.6749°W / 45.5183; -122.6749
Completed 1999
Cost US$34 million
Owner UBS
Management Langley Investment Properties
Height
Roof 94 m (308 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 24
Floor area 400,000 sq ft (37,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Moda Tower (formerly ODS Tower) is an 24-story office building in Portland, Oregon. At 308 ft. (94m), it is Portland's tenth-tallest building.[1] Health insurance company Moda Health is the primary tenant of the high-rise.[2]

History[edit]

Construction on the tower began in 1997 and was finished in 1999 at a cost of $34 million, with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca serving as the chief architectural firm for the project.[1] The building was the culmination of many years of efforts to develop the site into a high-rise building, with the site formerly the home of the Chambers and Gerlinger buildings.[1] Prior plans for the site included one in 1990 to build a 460-foot (140 m), 30-story skyscraper to be named the Morrison Tower.[1] Originally owned by the ODS Companies, it sold the building for $123 million in 2005 to Morrison CF-LLC.[2] The building was sold for $129 million in 2013 to UBS and the name was changed to Moda after ODS Health Plans re-branded as Moda Health.[2][3]

Details[edit]

The main feature of the building's design is a floor plan that allows for six corner offices on each floor. The first four floors are devoted to city-mandated ground-floor retail (Nordstrom Rack, formerly Copeland Sports) and a parking garage. The parking garage has four levels, while the retail space totals 32,600 square feet (3,030 m2).[1] There is a 60-foot (18 m) atrium on the ground floor at the building's main entrance to the retail areas.[1] The curving facade along the eastern end of the building is supposed to follow a curve in the Willamette River. Moda Tower also has an observation deck on the roof.[1] With 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of leasable space, it is the tenth largest office building in Portland.[2]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "ODS Tower". Emporis Gmbh. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Culverwell, Wendy (May 9, 2013). "Will ODS Tower change its name too?". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (March 6, 2014). "What is a Portland office building worth? A lot more than it used to be". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

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