Union Bank of California Tower

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Union Bank of California Tower
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Union Bank of California Tower is located in Portland, Oregon
Union Bank of California Tower
Location within Portland downtown
Alternative names Security Pacific Bank Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 707 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′16″N 122°40′46″W / 45.521°N 122.6795°W / 45.521; -122.6795Coordinates: 45°31′16″N 122°40′46″W / 45.521°N 122.6795°W / 45.521; -122.6795
Completed 1969
Height
Roof 81.69 m (268.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 15
Floor area 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Anshen + Allen
Developer Wright Runstad & Company
References
[1][2][3]

The Union Bank of California Tower is an 82 m (269 ft), 15-story office building completed in 1969 in downtown Portland, Oregon. The tower was designed by the firm of Anshen and Allen of San Francisco in the International-style, with a strong presence on Broadway. The most prominent feature of the Union Bank of California are its exposed service cores, clad in light gray slate with a greenish tint. It is said that the slate was quarried from the same area in Wales as the stone used in Stonehenge.[4]

The building is owned by both Melvin Mark Companies and Downtown Development Group, and has approximately 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) above ground.[5] In 2012, the owners turned a subbasement level into a fourth level of underground parking, increasing the number of parking spaces by 84 for a total of 339.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Union Bank of California Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Union Bank of California Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Union Bank of California Tower at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ King, Bart (2001). An Architectural Guidebook to Portland. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-87071-191-6. 
  5. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy (September 11, 2012). "Union Bank Tower quietly adds a fourth floor of parking". TePortland Business Journal. Retrieved 12 September 2012.