Portland’s famous GasCo building to come down after 102 years - KPTV - FOX 12

Portland’s famous GasCo building to come down after 102 years

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland’s historic GasCo building is being demolished this week.

The owners of the building, Northwest Natural, said the 102-year-old building has been abandoned for decades.

Owners declared that the building is considered unsafe and must come down.

Northwest Natural said they held off the demolition for two years, giving a local community group time to raise money to preserve the building. However, the group did not raise the funds to save the historic structure.

The GasCo building is a popular photo spot for architecture enthusiasts.

Demolition is expected to take six to eight weeks.

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