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Architecture of Minnesota

19 November 2009

1988 – Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Cesar Pelli & Associates The Wells Fargo Center, formerly known as Norwest Center, is the third-tallest building in Minneapolis. Completed in 1988, it is 773 feet tall. Designed in a modernized art...

19 November 2009

1992 – 225 South Sixth, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners 225 South Sixth contains a landmark 56-story tower and the 20-story Park Building connected by a 75-foot-high wintergarden. The chief architect for 225 South Sixth was James...

17 September 2009

1885 – Lumber Exchange Building, Minneapolis

Architect: Long & Kees The Lumber Exchange was designed in 1885 by architects Franklin B. Long (1842-1912) and Frederick Kees (1852-1927). Designed in a Richardsonian Romanesque style, the Lumber Exchange was the first...

17 September 2009

1890 – Metropolitan Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: E. Townsend Mix The Metropolitan Building, originally known as the Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building, is considered to be one of the greatest architectural loss in Minneapolis history. It stood from 1890 until...

17 September 2009

1902 – Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Minnesota

Architect: Kees & Colburn The Minneapolis Grain Exchange was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Built between 1900 and 1902, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange is one of the city’s...

17 September 2009

1915 – 501 Marquette (Soo Line Building), Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Robert W. Gibson 501 Marquette was the tallest commercial building in the city from the time it was completed in 1915 until the Foshay Tower was built in 1929. It was built...

17 September 2009

1973 – Marquette Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Gunnar Birkerts Architects Designed much like a suspension bridge, most of the original floors are supported by two sets of catenary cables. Underground chambers were used for vault space, and an external...

17 September 2009

1993 – Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Frank Gehry This was Gehry’s first major project to feature his now trademark organic stainless steel facade, celebrated with great acclaim in the Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa in Bilbao and the Walt Disney...

17 September 2009

1932 – St. Paul City Hall, Minnesota

Architect: Holabird & Root Built between 1930 and 1932 and designed by architects Holabird and Root of Chicago, and Ellerbe and Company of Saint Paul, the building is Art Deco in style. In...