Portland, OR. The Standard Insurance Center is a 27 story office building in Portland, Oregon. It currently serves as part of the headquarters of The Standard.
The building was commissioned by Georgia-Pacific and designed by the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. At the time of construction, it was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world. The Georgia-Pacific Building was completed in 1971.
When Georgia-Pacific left Portland, the Standard Insurance Company purchased the building, as it needed some more breathing room. It then renamed the building Standard Insurance Center, and removed all GP signage.
One of the most infamous pieces of public artwork in Portland sits prominently on the granite plaza in front of the Standard Insurance Center. Count Alexander Von Svoboda's The Quest features a fountain with figures intertwined in a sort of a "swim".