Franklin Towers

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The Franklin Tower seen from City Hall parking lot.

Franklin Towers is a 16-story high-rise building located in Portland, Maine, at the corner of Franklin Street and Cumberland Avenue, rising to a height of 175 feet (53 m).[1] Construction was completed in 1969, and its primary use is residential.[2]

It affords residency, administered by the Portland Housing Authority (PHA), to people who meet criteria such as retirement age, disability, and limited income. Through PHA, residents pay up to 30% of their adjusted income for rent.[3]


  1. ^ "Franklin Towers". Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  2. ^ Past its prime, still filling a need Portland Press Herald, September 14, 2009
  3. ^ Portland Housing Authority, Maine

Coordinates: 43°39′41″N 70°15′22″W / 43.66152°N 70.25610°W / 43.66152; -70.25610