Title

An article marking the 100th anniversary of the first skyscraper built in Portla

Authors

Patrick Venne

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

6-2011

Additional Date Information

Summerguide 2011

Pages

104-115

Abstract

An article marking the 100th anniversary of the first skyscraper built in Portland. The 10-story Fidelity Building, located near Monument Square, was built for lawyer Charles Sumner Cook and designed by G. Henri Desmond. The next high-rise building built in Portland, the Time and Temperature Building at 477 Congress Street, was originally 12-stories tall until two additional floors were added in 1962. The 13-story Eastland Hotel, constructed in 1927, was Portland's next skyscraper and is the building with the highest elevation on the peninsula. Near the site of the former Falmouth Hotel, One Canal Plaza is 10-stories tall and was built in 1973. Other skyscrapers in Portland include One Portland Square, Maine Savings Plaza, One City Center, One Monument Square, and the InterMed Building. With information about several proposed high-rises that were not built.

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