Ladd Tower

Ladd Tower is a 23-story residential building in downtown Portland, Oregon, completed in early 2009. The construction of Ladd Tower necessitated that the Ladd Carriage House, directly adjacent the construction site, temporarily be moved from its foundation; it returned in October 2008. The building is managed by Holland Residential, which also has commercial space on the ground floor. The main residential tower also shares space on the first through third floors with an adjacent church.

Ladd Tower
Ladd Tower from the east in 2019 - Portland, Ore.jpg
Viewed from the east in 2019
Ladd Tower is located in Portland, Oregon
Ladd Tower
Location in downtown Portland
General information
Address1300 Park Ave
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°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 startedFall 2006
Height240 feet
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
ArchitectAnkrom Moisan Architects
Main contractorOpus Carroll LLC

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 garnered "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]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-11-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ "Ladd Tower". Emporis GMBH. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Rivera, Dylan (March 23, 2007). "Ladd Tower's shift to apartments jibes with national trends". The Oregonian. p. A1.
  7. ^ "Portland condo project converting to apartments". Associated Press. March 23, 2007.[full citation needed]
  8. ^ a b Leeson, Fred (June 21, 2007). "21-story condo tower presto! --turns into 23 stories of flats". The Oregonian. p. Metro09.
  9. ^ Leeson, Fred (November 6, 2006). "27-foot 'setback' moves Portland high-rise forward". The Oregonian. p. C1.
  10. ^ O'Brien, Kyle (September 16, 2006). "Ladd Tower will rise above South Park Blocks". The Oregonian.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ladd Tower at Wikimedia Commons