Downtown Portland is filled with gorgeous buildings which make a lovely skyline during gray months and throughout summer.  A recent addition is the  gorgeous, newly renovated Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.  The new rooftop of this building contributes to the green theme of the entire structure, and got us thinking about other interesting or architecturally significant buildings and rooftops.  Here are some of our favorites across America:

The Elrey B. Jeppesen Terminal at the Denver International Airport in Denver Colorado is made of white tension fabric.  These thirty-four masts makes one think of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Denver Airport


Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota.  This is a replica of the Borgund stavkirke (or Stave Church) in Laerdal Norway – recreated in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  If you are interested in historical restoration, this church might just be an inspiration.

Chapel in the Hills



Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.  Designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this home seems to hover above a 30 ft waterfall.


Pittock Mansion here in Portland, Oregon.  Built for Henry and Georgianna Pittock, this mansion’s architectural design is considered “eclectic” with a mishmash of a variety of architectural styles.  It is another great place to look at for inspiration if you are considering a historic restoration of your own home, here in the Pacific NW.



These are just a few of the many fantastic and distinctive homes you can find all around America.  We have talked about famous local homes in a previous article.  There are many resources here in Portland for those seeking inspiration in restoring their historical homes, including our roofing services!

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