- Standard Insurance Center
The Standard Insurance Center (Originally the Georgia-Pacific Building) is a 27 story office building in
Portland, Oregon. It currently serves as part of the headquarters of The Standard (the brand name under which Standard Insurance Company and other subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., do business).
The building was commissioned by
Georgia-Pacificand designed by the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill(SOM). At the time of construction, it was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world. The Georgia-Pacific Building was completed in 1971.
When Georgia-Pacific left Portland, the Standard Insurance Company purchased the building, as it needed some more breathing room. It then renamed the building Standard Insurance Center, and removed all GP signage.
One of the most infamous pieces of public artwork in Portland sits prominently on the granite plaza in front of the Standard Insurance Center. Count Alexander Von Svoboda's "The Quest" features a fountain with nude figures intertwined in a sort of a "swim". However, some Portlanders over the years have drawn their own conclusions as to what the figures are doing and nicknamed the work "Three Groins in a Fountain", "The Grope", "The Quest for the Breast", or "Family Night at the YMCA". At some point a person vandalized the statue, spray-painting a "circle-slash" across the breast of one of the figures. It can still be seen - faded, but still noticeable.
Architecture in Portland, Oregon
List of tallest buildings in Portland, Oregon
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122602 Standard Insurance Center] (Emporis)
Union Bank of California Tower
title=Tallest Building in Portland
Wells Fargo Center (Portland, Oregon)
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