Side note - I live about 1/2 mile from a building that appears identical to Big Pink in shape a size. Only the exterior color and window size is different (and no glass stair-step on top). This building is right next to Universal Studios in Los Angeles. When I see it I feel a little bit at home because it's so similar to Big Pink. I'm certain the LA version was built a few years after the Portland version, so you have the "original".[/QUOTE]
Funny you mentioned that RSBEAR. I have thought the same thing when I've seen that building on the 5 north in Burbank. I researched it on Emporis and found that it was finished in 1988 and designed by Nadel architects Inc. It stands 460 ft tall VS 536 ft for our Big Pink. I have to say that Big pink is much more appealing to me
"The Tower" as it is called is the tallest building between LA and San Francisco.