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IDS Tower

Identification

IDS Tower
122742

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
glass
curtain wall
blue
modernism
forced air
normal floors
yes, centrally controlled

Usage

commercial office
shop(s) restaurant parking

Facts

  • The IDS Tower supports two telecommunications antennae rising to 910 feet, the highest point in Minneapolis.
  • IDS Tower surpassed the W Minneapolis - The Foshay, the city's tallest since 1929.
  • The 50th floor is home to the Windows on Minnesota, a banquet facility operated in conjunction with The Marquette Hotel.
  • This building formerly housed a public observation deck, but it has been closed since the late 1990s. The only remaining observation deck in the Twin Cities is in the Foshay Tower.
  • The zig-zag shape of the tower's floorplan allows for 32 corner offices on every floor.
  • Films with scenes shot in the tower or neighboring Crystal Court include "Purple Rain", "Foolin' Around", and "Joe Somebody".
  • The design evolved out of a circa-1962 12-story headquarters building concept for Investors Diversified Services.
  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award for Design from the American Institute of Architects in 1975.
  • The building was featured prominently in the opening sequence for the much-loved 1970s sitcom, the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
  • Midwest Plaza, located directly across 8th Street, was the home of the fictional WJM-TV of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Location

701-747 Nicollet Mall
80 8th Street South
55402
U.S.A.

Technical Data

909.78 ft
791.93 ft
791.93 ft
772.80 ft
718.13 ft
55
4
1969
1973
538

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

antenna site management, construction company, developer, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, environmental consultant, excavation company, facade supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, lighting consultant, mechanical engineering, mechanical systems installation, MEP engineering, owner, property management, shell construction, steel supplier, structural engineering, surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings