Michael Graves: The Portland Building

The Portland Building
Recorded on November 30, 1982

Presented as part of Revisiting Postmodernism, a digital archive series of presentations held at the Architectural League by leading theorists and practitioners of 1980s post-modernism.

Michael Graves gives an extensive presentation of the Portland Building, one of the icons of postmodernism, in this lecture presented shortly after the building’s completion.

The League’s Digital Archive Project is made possible by contributions from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.