Somebody has evidently decided to take the name of our blog a bit too literally and drove their car RIGHT THROUGH our N. Interstate Avenue building early this morning!
You may remember Arciform’s original building on N. Interstate:
Completed in 2003 to coincide with the opening of the Interstate Max Line, the building is an iconic part of the fabric of revitalized N. Portland.
Although our offices and shop have now moved to N. Randolph, this building is still an important part of Arciform’s history, having garnered numerous awards for sustainable construction and helping to put Arciform on the map (literally and figuratively). The current tenants include an Irish dance studio whose main floor studio was the scene of the accident.
Last night at about 2 a.m. a drunk driver drove through the main floor of the building.
News cameras and work crews raced to the scene to cover the story.
Here’s an early a.m. clip from KGW with some quick words from Arciform owner Richard De Wolf.
The driver is in the hospital but fortunately no innocent people were hurt. The driver has been taken into custody and will be brought up on criminal charges.
Arciform crew are already at work to seal up the holes in the building and help get our ground floor back in business as soon as we can.
Ironically, the accident has already created more rubbish than was generated by the entire original construction of the building!
We’ll be working as fast as we can to restore the building to its original condition:
Wish us luck!