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May 30, 2013

Portland FBI offices built to resist blasts, quakes

  • The $64 million building in Portland has a dual seismic system more commonly found in taller buildings.
    Special to the Journal

    Photos courtesy of the Molasky Group of Companies [enlarge]
    The headquarters was built on a site with a high water table, necessitating the use of driven grout piles.

    The Portland FBI headquarters, completed last year, has to be extra strong in case of a blast but also flexibile in case of an earthquake.

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