Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse

at 1000 SW Third Ave, Portland, 97204 United States

<p>The <b>Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse</b> is a federal <a href="/pages/w/113974198616333">courthouse</a> in <a href="/pages/w/112548152092705">Portland, Oregon</a>. It is named in honor of former <a href="/pages/w/113945188616109">U.S. Senator</a> <a href="/pages/w/110497775639536">Mark O. Hatfield</a>. It is used by the <a href="/pages/w/102258659829671">United States District Court for the District of Oregon</a>.</p><p>The federal government originally planned to increase courtroom space in Portland by building a 13-story annex adjacent to the <a href="/pages/w/104069626297016">Gus J. Solomon United States Courthouse</a>. In 1992, the government shifted to the construction of a new building across the street from the city’s Justice Center, where federal prisoners are held for trial. The General Services Administration chose what was then known as the Hamilton Hotel block between Second and Third avenues and Salmon and Main streets for the courthouse.</p><p>With 16 stories, the courthouse rises to a height of 318 feet (97 m), making it the tenth-tallest building in Portland. The design is a collaboration between the architecture firms <a href="/pages/w/108177942550210">Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a> of New York and <a href="/pages/w/284067208335133">Broome, Oringdulph, Randolph, and Associates</a> (BOORA) of Portland, Oregon. It was completed in 1997 at a cost of $129 million, making it the fifth most-expensive courthouse of its size constructed in the 1990s. The building contains approximately. Upon completion the District Court moved from the Solomon Courthouse that was built in 1933.</p><p>The building's architecture is distinctive and contemporary, especially when compared with Portland's older, primarily rectilinear towers. The distinctive cantilevered roof shelters a small green planting area which is visible to traffic approaching on Washington Street. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, the building exceeded Oregon's Energy Code by 29 percent when it was built.</p>

Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse
1000 SW Third Ave
Portland , OR 97204
United States
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