Maine Medical Center parking garage at night, Portland, 1973

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Maine Medical Center parking garage at night, Portland, 1973

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Building crews spent a year creating the infrastructure to support the new construction, installing pipe and conduits, building roads – even changing the topography of the site. A portion of the Bramhall Hill was cut away in order to level a lot on which to erect the new parking garage. The earthmoving created a six-story cliff overlooking Congress Street. MMC’s facilities engineers designed a 200-foot-long, 65-foot-high retaining wall as part of an earth retention system. This view is from Congress and Gilman Streets.

Before 1960s, there were no parking garages and the plateau area behind the hospital buildings was used for parking. For Maine Medical Center employees, there was a parking lot on St. John Street. This was in the area where the old Union Station was located prior to its demolition as part of the national Urban Renewal Project.

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  • Title: Maine Medical Center parking garage at night, Portland, 1973
  • Creator: Maine Medical Center
  • Creation Date: 1983
  • Subject Date: 1983
  • Local Name: West End
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Local Code: P01.15.21
  • Collection: Maine Medical Center Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Medical Center Archives
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 662-4084
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