Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negative
High-angle view of triangular block flanked by Middle Street (left), Temple Street (foreground), and Federal Street (right). Free Street is in the background, left.
The block was nicknamed "The Golden Triangle" after all the buildings lining these streets were demolished (ca.1968-1974), during the Maineway urban renewal projects (which began in 1963).
A 1966 aerial view can be seen at this link.
The triangle was eventually filled by the construction of the One City Center, office building, which opened in 1985.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 23 May 1983
""The Golden Triangle," 1983" (1983). Street Scenes - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 206.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Monument Square, Temple Street, Federal Street, Middle Street
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