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Riverside Plaza


Riverside Plaza
Cedar-Riverside Plaza, Cedar Square West


  • A large urban renewal project east of downtown Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota's West Bank Campus, Cedar-Riverside Plaza was originally conceived as a mixed-income community of fourteen high-rise towers, nine of which were never built.
  • Riverside Plaza occupies the entire superblock bounded by Cedar Avenue and 15th Avenue South, from 4th to 6th Streets.
  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1975.
  • In 2004 this complex was given the 25-year Award by the Minnesota chapter of the AIA.


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Electrical contractor, General contractor, Landscape architect, Master plan architect, Mechanical systems installation, MEP engineering, Property management, Structural engineering, Traffic research

# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 View to the west from the 21st Avenue Ramp McKnight Tower Apartments 337 ft 39 skyscraper 1973
2 View to the northeast from 9th Street South, McKnight Tower rising behind Chase House Apartments 226 ft 25 high-rise building 1973
3 View to the northwest from Cedar Avenue Tower D 185 ft 21 high-rise building 1973
4 View to the west from the 19th Avenue Ramp Tower E 175 ft 20 high-rise building 1973
5 View to the southwest from the19th Avenue Ramp, over early 20th century rooftops along Cedar Avenue Tower F 115 ft 13 high-rise building 1973
6 View to the north across 6th Street South Tower B 10 low-rise building 1973