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Cloudscraper

Identification

Cloudscraper
Buffington Tower
159153

Structure in General

high-rise building
unbuilt [cancelled]
steel
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Proposed in 1888, this building was widely dismissed by the local media and the public, and was never built.
  • Buffington patented a design for the steel-framed skyscraper and claimed that all steel-framed buildings infringed upon this patent. His Cloudscraper was one of many visionary designs, including some over 100 floors in height.

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Location

Downtown West
Central
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

347.11 ft
28
1888

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