Structure in general
art deco / art moderne
- From an 82-foot square base the building rises in a series of setbacks, some of them very shallow and used only to emphasize the terminal treatment of the tower.
- Indirect lighting and panels of glass etched to simulate clouds add to its effectiveness as a symbol of aviation.
- The lobby and hallways are decorated in marble, glass, nickel, and vividly colored enamel.
- The lobbies on the Marquette Avenue side are faced with Tosa grey Nelle marble set in large slabs with panels of matching grain.
- The tower was built by Rufus R. Rand, Jr., a member of the family which owned the Minneapolis Gas Company. He was inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame in 1993.
- The W Minneapolis - The Foshay was built at approximately the same time, also by a family which had built a utility empire.
- It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
- The interior floors feature star and moon designs.
- Forest Lake-based Gaughan Companies announced in Autumn 2004 that they will purchase and renovate the Rand Tower, keeping it as office space.
- The building is connected by skyway to One Financial Plaza, the 517 Marquette Ramp, Six Quebec, and the The Westin Minneapolis.
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527 Marquette Avenue, 100 6th Street South
Also recorded for this building:
General contractor, Elevator supplier, Developer, Electrical contractor, Owner
Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- City landmark
- National landmark
- Skybridge link to next building