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'Topping Out' ceremony commemorates NE Portland's newest, tallest building

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland’s east side is reaching new heights!

On Thursday, a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held for one of the area’s newest and tallest buildings.

The ‘Yard’ building is nearing completion along the bank of the Willamette at the Burnside Bridgehead.

The 234-unit apartment and commercial building is set to be 21 stories tall.

Congressman Earl Blumenaur commemorated The Yard for being built in the area that has not seen much attention in the past.

“This area is unlike anything that people who have been away for 10 or 15 years they can't imagine what is happening," said Congressman Blumenaur

The Yard will be open this summer.

Fox 12 was told that 20 percent of the units will be affordable ‘Workforce Housing’ reserved for Portlanders making up to 60% of the median income.

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