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Architecture of Minnesota

01 June 2010

2008 – MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis

Architect: James Dayton The MacPhail Center for Music is a nonprofit music school in a recently opened building in the Mills District of Downtown East, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The school has over 7,750 students,...

01 June 2010

1972 – IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects The IDS Center is the tallest building in the state of Minnesota at 792 feet. Overall, the structure rises to 910 feet when including communications spires on the roof, indisputably...

01 June 2010

2006 – Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis

Architect: Jean Nouvel This building replaces the original Ralph Rapson & Associates Inc.-designed Guthrie Theater located next to the Walker Art Center Gallery Tower in the Lowry Hill neighborhood. Founded in 1963, the...

01 June 2010

2006 – Minneapolis Central Library

Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates The new Central Library building, designed by Cesar Pelli, along with the Minneapolis architectural firm Architectural Alliance, opened to the public on May 20, 2006. At a cost...

23 November 2009

1929 – Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Magney & Tusler The Foshay was designed by Léon Eugène Arnal, chief designer for the architects Magney & Tusler, later known as Setter, Leach & Lindstrom. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the...

23 November 2009

1942 – Westin Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: McEnary & Krafft Former bank and office accommodation (Farmer’s and Mechanic’s Savings Bank of Minneapolis) converted into an hotel. The banking hall exterior features some bold relief sculpture and crisply incised lettering....

20 November 2009

1964 – ING ReliaStar Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Minoru Yamasaki ING Reliastar Building, Formerly Northwestern National Life Insurance Building. What’s now known as the ING Reliastar Building dates from 1964, and was the design of architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986). A...

19 November 2009

1909 – Minneapolis City Hall, Minnesota

Architect: Long & Kees City Hall located at 350 South Fifth Street, is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, and is based upon Henry Hobson Richardson’s Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It...

19 November 2009

1932 – Qwest Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Hewitt & Brown Designed by Rhodes Robertson of the Minneapolis firm of Hewitt & Brown, the Qwest Building is characteristic of American skyscraper design between the world wars, with subdued horizontal lines...