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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

EX 23 DEC 1985 fr15

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negative


Full exterior view of the newly-built One City Center building, from southwest.
The building was constructed in 1984, and completed in 1985- with final designs completed in 1983.

The footprint was popularly called "The Golden Triangle," flanked by Middle Street, Federal Street, and Temple Street immediately northeast of Monument Square (the western tip of the "triangle" in 1961 can be seen in this aerial photo) . In 1973, demolition of buildings within the triangle was completed, and the Middle Street perimeter was converted into a brick-paved walkway. The project included converting the Soldiers and Sailors Monument rotary into a connecting plaza. Initially, the proposed office building was to be called "One Maineway Plaza."
Portland's Farmers Market was located in the cleared Golden Triangle from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.

A full exterior view of One City Center, from west on Monument Square in 1997 can be seen at this link.

Photo published in the Evening Express, on 23 December 1985

[See Additional Files image link (below) for aerial view of One City Center construction taken on 19 March 1985.]

PH 19 MAR 1985 fr24-WTM.JPG (4763 kB)
Aerial view of One Cty Center construction, on the "Golden Triangle," 19 MAR 1985


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Monument Square

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.