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Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished assortment of museum, government, and retail buildings. Its civic planning, historic preservation, and overall attractiveness make Portland a place that natives revel in and visitors admire. Written for both layperson and professional, An Architectural Guidebook to Portland is filled with history and photos that demonstrate why this city is one of the most admired in the nation. The Guidebookas first edition was praised for its readability and usefulness as a reference book. It has now been revised and updated to reflect Portlandas explosive growth in the 21st century. New features include an added focus on the development of agreen buildingsa and sustainable design in Portland, a chapter on downtown bridges, expanded coverage of the cityas vibrant neighborhoods, and a glossary of architectural terms. With over 250 entries that tell the stories behind Portlandas celebrated cityscape, this comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource for visitors and Portlanders alike.

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  • Publisher:Oregon State University Press
  • File: 5.1 Mb
  • Release: 01.10.2007
  • ISBN: 9780870711916
  • Pages 352
  • Rating: 4.66 (27 votes)

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