One of the best views of downtown Portland is from the I-5 Marquam Bridge. At this time of year the setting sun highlights the city, reminding us of why we live here. Last night I got reminded three times as I drove our toddler on laps around the I-5/405 loop in an failed attempt to getting him fall asleep. Each lap around the core of our city is 6.2 miles. To put that in perspective:
- The 2009 Tour de France was 2174 miles- 351 laps around Portland
- The US Bank Building is 535 feet tall- 61.2 buildings laid end-to-end.
- The Indy 500- 81 laps (Portland Gran Prix anyone?)
- Single lap time of Bugatti Veyron, world’s fastest production car, at full speed: 1.47 minutes. You’re going to have to wait a few weeks to test the Veyron out though:
The I-405 Preservation Project is happening now and there are there are going to be some delays and closures upcoming:
Scheduled Weekend Closures (weather dependent)
Full directional closures (either I-405 NORTH or I-405 SOUTH) will begin at 10 p.m. on the Friday prior to the weekends listed below and end by 5 a.m. on the Monday immediately following the weekend. When one direction of I-405 is closed, the other direction will remain open. Here is the tentative schedule for the I-405 closures, subject to change:
August 1-2 All I-405 NORTH lanes and ramps will be closed August 15-16 All I-405 SOUTH lanes and ramps will be closed August 22-23 All I-405 SOUTH lanes and ramps will be closed September 12-13 All I-405 NORTH lanes and ramps will be closed
Case Shiller will be released tomorrow (previous post on who/what Case Shiller is). I’ll report on that during the day.
RMLS reported on lockbox activity during the July 4th week and the following:
Holidays clearly inpact showings. Will record setting heat? Try to stay cool and have a great week.