Ladd Tower

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Ladd Tower
Ladd Tower Portland.JPG
The building in March 2009
Ladd Tower is located in Portland, Oregon
Ladd Tower
Location in Portland
General information
Address 1300 Park Ave, Portland, OR
Coordinates 45°30′54″N 122°40′57″W / 45.514978°N 122.682384°W / 45.514978; -122.682384Coordinates: 45°30′54″N 122°40′57″W / 45.514978°N 122.682384°W / 45.514978; -122.682384
Construction started Fall 2006
Completed 2009
Height 240 feet
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Ankrom Moisan Architects
Main contractor Opus Carroll LLC

Ladd Tower is a 23-story residential building in Portland, Oregon completed in early 2009. The construction of Ladd Tower caused the Ladd Carriage House to be moved from its foundation, returning in October 2008. Holland Residential manages the building, which also has commercial space on the ground floor. The main residential tower also shares space on the first through third floors with a church next door.

The tower is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified. The $80 million building stands 240 feet (73 m) tall.[5]

The tower was originally slated to sell as condominiums. Only 60 of 200 units were presold.[6] In 2007, Opus Northwest converted the project to rental apartments, returning deposits to approximately 60 buyers.[7] The building was redesigned, with shorter ceilings, leaving the overall building height unchanged, but going from 21 to 23 floors.[8] The apartments were smaller, at 332 apartments, versus 189 condos in the original plan.[8]

The original design of the tower put the building flush against the South Park Blocks. A 27-foot setback beginning at the fourth story caused "unanimous approval from the Portland Design Commission, a dramatic turnaround from icy receptions to two earlier proposals" according to The Oregonian. A local developer called it a "low-ego building".[9]

The building is named after early local politician and developer William S. Ladd.[10]

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  5. ^ "Ladd Tower". Portland. Emporis GMBH. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Rivera, Dylan (2007-03-23). "Ladd Tower's shift to apartments jibes with national trends". The Oregonian. pp. A01. 
  7. ^ "Portland condo project converting to apartments". Associated Press. 2007-03-23. 
  8. ^ a b Leeson, Fred (2007-06-21). "21-story condo tower presto! --turns into 23 stories of flats". The Oregonian. pp. Metro09. 
  9. ^ Leeson, Fred (2006-11-06). "27-foot 'setback' moves Portland high-rise forward". The Oregonian. pp. C01. 
  10. ^ O'Brien, Kyle (2006-09-16). "Ladd Tower will rise above South Park Blocks". The Oregonian. 

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