Mapping Destruction: City Releases Locations of Portland Hazards

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1
I used to live in an old building above Lionel Ritchie, and my apartment shook every time he danced on my floor/his ceiling.
2
I wonder how the Port of Portland got PDX Int'l airport excluded from the floodplain / liquefiable soils / moderate-high amplification potential zones?

The airport is only protected from flooding by the Marine Drive levee, which should be expected to fail in 'the big one'; and the soils in that area, which is basically 'reclaimed' swamp land, are most certainly liquefiable.

3
According to those maps my house is built atop either a piece from the true cross or a slab of concrete containing the remains of Jimmy Hoffa...the symbols are a little confusing.
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@1: That's one hell of a COTW contender.
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Looks like the only hazardous buildings in my life are the one I work in every day, and the one where my kid goes to school. Awesome.
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Wow. All kidding aside, I just looked at the map, and downtown is just a mess of dangerous blue dots. If you want to know which buildings they represent, too fucking bad, because 90% of the map is devoted to showing you that there are no hazardous buildings in fucking Forest Park. Large format PDF is rarely the best way to distribute information, Portland.
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"Large format PDF is rarely the best way to distribute information"

It is a fair method of obscuring it, however.