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The Portland Problem: $95 Million for a Hated Building?

In a provocative article, The Atlantic Cities explores the dilemma which Portland currently finds itself in: the Michael Graves-designed Portland Building, one of the most important examples of early postmodernism, requires renovation work to the tune of $95 million; unfortunately, most residents of Portland "really, really hate" the building - as they have since it was constructed in 1983. Should the city spend so much money renovating a building which is unpopular, dysfunctional and poorly built just because of its cultural significance? Read the original article for more.

Cite:Rory Stott. "The Portland Problem: $95 Million for a Hated Building?" 10 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>