Report: Architecture Ride

Posted by on June 21st, 2006 at 7:48 am

  • More 2006 Pedalpalooza coverage
  • View the full calendar of events.
  • Now this is a ride I wish I’d been on. Thanks to Aaron for the report and photos (unfortunately he got a silly ticket while on the ride!):

    Today’s architecture ride set off with an amazing start. About 50 people joined in at Women’s Park behind the Portland Building. Carl was our professor for the afternoon while we discussed Portland’s Architecture and Urban Planning.

    [Photo by Aaron Tarfman]

    We started with the history of the Portland Building and Post-Modernism. We then compared it to modernism and brutalism. We looked at several of the wonderful fountains designed around the ‘tower in a park’ philosophy. Carl shared with us the philosophy behind the urban park development.

    We then enjoyed a critical mass across the Hawthorne Bridge and up to Ladd’s Addition where we talked about the urban design of that neighborhood and nearby buildings. We headed back to Hawthorne where my photo-documentary was put to an end by ‘da man.’

    NOTE: Thanks for sharing and reading our comments. To ensure this is a welcoming and productive space, all comments are manually approved by staff. BikePortland is an inclusive company with no tolerance for meanness, discrimination or harassment. Comments with expressions of racism, sexism, homophobia, or xenophobia will be deleted and authors will be banned.

    Leave a Reply

    2 Comment threads
    0 Thread replies
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    1 Comment authors » Blog Archive » Shift celebrates four years of bike funbrett Recent comment authors
    newest oldest most voted
    Notify of

    Glad it was enlightening. I really wanted to go but couldn’t make it in time. Any chance he’ll do it again at Pedalpalooza next year or sooner?