John Ross Tower

Coordinates: 45°29′48″N 122°40′13″W / 45.496729°N 122.670218°W / 45.496729; -122.670218
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John Ross Tower
John Ross Tower is located in Portland, Oregon
John Ross Tower
Location within Portland, Oregon
General information
Location3601 SW River Parkway
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°29′48″N 122°40′13″W / 45.496729°N 122.670218°W / 45.496729; -122.670218
Construction started2005
CostUS$130 million
Roof99.1 m (325 ft)
Technical details
Floor count31
Design and construction
Architect(s)TVA Architects
DeveloperGerding Edlen, Williams & Dame
Main contractorHoffman Construction

John Ross Tower is a condominium skyscraper in the South Waterfront neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. It stands at a height of 99.1 m (325 ft), the first building in the district to reach the maximum height allowed for development and Portland's seventh-tallest building. It is also the largest residential building built in Portland since the KOIN Center in 1984. It was designed by the firm of TVA Architects and topped out in 2007.[3] The Oregonian called it the "symbol of condo craze" in Portland, with sales opening "at the height of the condo bubble" in 2005.[4]

The building contains 31 elliptical-shaped floors and 303 units. The topmost penthouse occupies the entire 31st floor and allows for a full 360 degree view. As of March 2010, 80 units were unsold, and 50 were sold at an auction in April 2010, some at a 70% discount from their original asking price.[4]

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  1. ^ "Emporis building ID 222534". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "John Ross Tower". SkyscraperPage.
  3. ^ "Emporis: John Ross Tower, Portland, Oregon". Archived from the original on January 1, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Frank, Ryan (March 11, 2010). "John Ross, once symbol of condo craze, going to auction". The Oregonian. Retrieved October 24, 2013.