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The Story of "U" by Ruth Ann Barrett

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When I moved into the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, I saw within a three block area many buildings, two within a block, with a "U" as in unsafe.  The neighborhood I am told has the highest concentration of  such buildings.  It is a sad situation for a City that prides itself on its built environment. (April 2014)

UPDATE: December 2014 presentation about Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (UMB) here.

OrganizationsCity of Portland
EarthSayers RatingRecommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionPortland Sustainability Leaders
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