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IDS Building, Minneapolis

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#22 of 25 in Sightseeing in Minneapolis
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  • Downtown Minneapolis has some many great buildings to photograph from all sorts of angles and taking advantage of reflections is one of my favorite shots!  more »
  • It's basically a generic 1970's style skyscraper with a chain store Court thingie. Only for completists.  more »
  • As I wrote in my Potbelly restaurant review, the IDS Building has a center plaza for shopping and dining. (Potbelly's was very good by the way.) We visited on a Saturday and after parking in what we f...  more »
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  • The IDS Center, built in the 1970s, was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis, and gave the otherwise drab, unremarkable downtown something new: a skyline. It is still the tallest building in the city (50 floors), and the tallest high-rise towers that now surround the IDS have deferentially limited their height to at least a couple feet shorter than the city's tallest building. The Crystal Court's enclosed public square is an amazing feat of architecture; recently, the busy two-level concourse seems to have lost a majority of its retail tenants in a sudden exodus early in 2017, which has created a bit of hollowness for those of us who walk through the space regularly.
  • The interior is beautifully designed and there is a variety of different shops and banks. And lots of signage directing you along the halls. It could use more bathrooms that are located closer together though.
  • What a cool building to go through lots of great business work in this building but easy of finding even for 50+ floors. Great views from almost all offices really over sees downtown area & beyond love working out at building can't wait for Nicollet to get finished. Inside view from above worth just walking in & taken a look around donuts on lower level in center area big great & fresh every day
  • 50 floor, Windows on Minneapolis is a great venue. Food from Basil's restaurant is very good. Convenient underground parking.
  • The fountain at the Crystal Court is one of the most peaceful spots in the city.

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