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Northwestern National Bank Building

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Identification

Northwestern National Bank Building
102804

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
composite structure
caisson foundation
applied masonry
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • This building was severely damaged by fire at Thanksgiving, 1982. The gutted building was eventually imploded on March 11, 1984.
  • From 1949 to the destructive fire in 1982, the building was adorned with a 'weatherball' which changed color to indicate the weather forecast.
  • The first skyway in Minneapolis bridged Marquette Avenue and connected this building to Northstar West, then known as the Cargill Building.
  • The structural system was composed of steel beams and columns encased in concrete.
  • The Wells Fargo Center, formerly Norwest Center, now stands on this site.
  • The P.H. Peterson & Company Building was formerly located on the northern end of this site.

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Location

600-630 Marquette Avenue
73-81 6th Street South, 84-96 7th Street South
620 Marquette Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets South
Downtown West
Central
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

367.00 ft
264.00 ft
264.00 ft
216.00 ft
16
1929
1930
Mar 1984
16
$5,036,878

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