Unusual 80-year-old building has loads of structural issues, may need to be demolished
The basalt-sided fortress, based loosely on a 12th-century redoubt in southern England, has towered over the West Hills just east of Washington Park for nearly 80 years.
But the medieval-style structure, equal parts majesty and whimsy, is in disrepair and threatening its Arlington Heights neighbors. One of the city's options is to demolish it - if the current owner doesn't beat them to it. [Read full article]
By Eric Bartels,
The Portland Tribune - March 12, 2009