Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Blog powered by Typepad

« MIKE’S UPDATE IN TIGARD …. CLOSE TO GETTING OPEN | Main | BRAD PITT AT THE PROM »

May 12, 2022

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Is that Don Draper on the fifth floor?

Designed by Oregon's own Pietro Belluschi, the Equitable Building (now the Commonwealth Building) was probably the first glass tower built. The better-known Lever House in Manhattan looks like a scaled-up duplicate and was completed four years later.

Belluschi was born in Italy, did much of his architectural work in Portland, and largely on the fame of the Equitable Building was made dean of the MIT School of Architecture in 1951 where he continued to design many buildings that were constructed in Oregon and elsewhere.

The comments to this entry are closed.