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Portland Architecture: Two handsome old downtown buildings, but only one may survive

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But while the Cornelius admittedly has its troubles, with fire and water damage helping to deliver a dreaded “U” sign in its windows marking it as unsafe amidst numerous code violations, demolishing it would be a further blight on this developer’s record.

Moyer once was part of an effort to connect the North and South Park Blocks, which would have created one long strip of downtown green space, comparable to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, but also would have knocked down several historic buildings in its path. It’s as if TMT is trying to rekindle that defeated effort by single-handedly demolishing the historic architecture of Park Avenue.

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Culver Building (photo by Brian Libby)

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via Portland Architecture: Two handsome old downtown buildings, but only one may survive.