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This list of tallest buildings in Minneapolis ranks skyscrapers and high-rises in the U.S.marker city of Minneapolismarker, Minnesotamarker by height. The tallest building in the city is the 57-story IDS Towermarker, which rises and was designed by architect Philip Johnson and completed in 1973. It also stands as the tallest building in the state of Minnesota and the 44th-tallest building in the United States. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is Capella Towermarker, which rises . Eighteen of the twenty tallest buildings in Minnesota are located in Minneapolis. Most of the tallest buildings in Downtown Minneapolis are linked via the Minneapolis Skyway System, the largest pedestrian skywalk system in the world.

The history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of the Lumber Exchange Buildingmarker, now also known as the Edison Building, in 1886; this structure, rising and 12 floors, is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Minnesota and one of the first fire-proof buildings in the country. The Lumber Exchange Building also stands as the oldest structure outside of New York Citymarker with at least 12 floors. Minneapolis went through a small building boom in the early 1920s, and then experienced a much larger boom lasting from 1960 to the early 1990s. During this time 24 of the city's 33 tallest buildings were constructed, including the IDS Tower, 225 South Sixth and Wells Fargo Centermarker. The city is the site of eight completed skyscrapers over in height, including three which rank among the tallest in the United States. Overall, the skyline of Minneapolis is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over tall) second in the Midwestern United States (after Chicago) and 15th in the United States.

Minneapolis entered into another high-rise construction boom in 2000, and has since seen the completion of six buildings rising over tall. The latest being a high-rise, IVY Hotel + Residences, which was completed in late 2008. There are also five skyscrapers proposed and approved for construction in the city, the tallest being The Nicolletmarker. This building, originally approved as a 40-story residential tower, has since been redesigned as a 50-floor mixed-use building that would consist of primarily office space. , there are 19 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in Minneapolis.

Tallest buildings



This list ranks Minneapolis skyscrapers that stand at least tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
ft / m
Floors Year Notes
1 IDS Towermarker 792 / 241 57 1973 187th-tallest building in the world, 47th-tallest in the United States. Has been the tallest building in Minneapolis and Minnesota since 1973. Tallest building constructed in Minneapolis in the 1970s. Tallest glass-curtain wall skyscraper in the United States. Also known as IDS Center (originally spelled "Centre").
2 Capella Towermarker 775 / 237 56 1992 58th-tallest in the United States. Tallest building constructed in Minneapolis in the 1990s. Originally known as First Bank Place; formerly known as US Bancorp Tower.
3 Wells Fargo Centermarker 774 / 236 57 1988 59th-tallest in the United States. Tallest building constructed in Minneapolis in the 1980s. Formerly known as the Norwest Center.
4 33 South Sixthmarker 668 / 204 52 1982 Tallest building in Minneapolis west of Nicollet Mallmarker. Originally known as the Multifoods Tower.
5 Campbell Mithun Towermarker 579 / 177 42 1985 Originally known as the Piper Jaffray Headquarters. Second-tallest glass-curtain wall building in Minneapolis, behind the IDS Towermarker.
6 US Bank Plaza Imarker 561 / 171 40 1981
7 Dain Rauscher Plazamarker 539 / 164 40 1992
8 Fifth Street Towers IImarker 504 / 153 36 1988
9 Ameriprise Financial Centermarker 498 / 152 31 2000 Tallest single-tenant office tower in Central Minneapolis. Tallest office building constructed in the United States in the year 2000. Also known as American Express Tower.
10 Target Plaza Southmarker 492 / 150 33 2001
11 Plaza VIImarker 475 / 145 36 1987
12 The Carlylemarker 469 / 143 41 2007 Tallest residential building in Minneapolis and Minnesota. Tallest building in the city north of 4th Street.
13 US Bancorp Centermarker 467 / 142 32 2000
14 AT&T Towermarker 464 / 141 34 1991 Also known as the AT&T Building
15 Accenture Towermarker 455 / 139 33 1987
16 Foshay Towermarker 448 / 137 32 1929 Tallest building in Minneapolis from 1929 until 1973.
17 Qwest Buildingmarker 416 / 127 26 1932 Originally constructed in 1932 with a height of , height increased to in 1958 with the addition of a penthouse and rooftop structure. Tallest building constructed in Minneapolis in the 1930s.
18 50 South Sixthmarker 404 / 123 30 2001
18 Hennepin County Government Centermarker 404 / 123 24 1977
20 LaSalle Plazamarker 387 / 118 28 1991
21 One Financial Plazamarker 383 / 117 28 1960 Tallest building constructed in Minneapolis in the 1960s. Also known as 1 Financial Center.
22 Marriott Hotel City Centermarker 381 / 116 32 1983
23 Fifth Street Towers Imarker 354 / 108 23 1987
24 Minneapolis City Hallmarker 341 / 104 14 1906 Richardsonian Romanesque structure designed by Long & Kees, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; also known as the Municipal Building.
25 McKnight Tower Apartmentsmarker 337 / 103 39 1973 Tallest all-residential building in Minneapolis from 1973 until the completion of The Carlylemarker in 2007. Tallest building located outside of Central Minneapolis.
26 100 Washington Squaremarker 332 / 101 22 1981
27 Marquette Plaza Apartments 331 / 101 36 1987
28 110 Grant Apartmentsmarker 330 / 101 34 1985
29 US Bank Plaza IImarker 321 / 98 23 1981
30 Midwest Plazamarker 320 / 98 20 1969
31 La Rive Condominiumsmarker 312 / 95 29 1987 Tallest building in the Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis' University Community.
32 Rand Towermarker 311 / 95 26 1929 Moderne office tower designed by Holabird and Root, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
33 Churchill Apartmentsmarker 310 / 95 33 1981


Tallest buildings by pinnacle height

This list ranks Minneapolis skyscrapers based on their pinnacle height, which includes radio and antenna masts. As architectural features and spires can be regarded as subjective, some skyscraper enthusiasts prefer this method of measurement. Standard architectural height measurement, which excludes antennas in building height, is included for comparative purposes.
Rank Name Pinnacle height
ft / m
Standard height
ft / m
Reference
1 IDS Towermarker 886 / 270 792 / 241
2 Wells Fargo Centermarker 787 / 240 774 / 236
3 Capella Towermarker 775 / 237 775 / 237
4 33 South Sixthmarker 668 / 204 668 / 204
5 Foshay Towermarker 607 / 185 448 / 137
6 Campbell Mithun Towermarker 579 / 177 579 / 177
7 US Bank Plaza Imarker 561 / 171 561 / 171
8 Dain Rauscher Plazamarker 539 / 164 539 / 164
9 Fifth Street Towers IImarker 504 / 153 504 / 153
10 Ameriprise Financial Centermarker 498 / 152 498 / 152


Tallest under construction, approved and proposed

This lists skyscrapers that are under construction, approved or proposed in Minneapolis and planned to rise at least in height, but are not yet completed structures.
Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year*
(est.)
Status Notes
The Nicolletmarker 50 Proposed Originally approved as a 40-story residential tower in 2005, but the building was redesigned as a 50-story mixed-use tower in 2007.
Eclipse 2 360 / 110 32 2012 Approved Also known as Eclipse South.
East Bank Mills Building E 324 / 99 27 2012 Approved


* Table entries without text indicate that information regarding building heights and/or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Minneapolis.
Name Street address Years as tallest Height
ft / m
Floors Reference
Globe Building 4th Street South 1882–1886 157 / 48 8
Lumber Exchange Buildingmarker 10 5th Street South 1886–1887 165 / 50 12
Industrial Exposition Buildingmarker Central Avenue Southeast and Main Street Southeast 1887–1890 240 / 73 8 (plus tower)
Metropolitan Buildingmarker 308 2nd Avenue South 1890–1895 258 / 79 12
Minneapolis City Hallmarker 350 5th Street South 1895–1929 341 / 104 14
Foshay Towermarker 821 Marquette Avenue 1929–1973 448 / 137 32
IDS Towermarker 80 8th Street South 1973–present 792 / 241 55


See also



Notes

A. New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings over 500 ft (152 m), Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 12, Philadelphia has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Minneapolis has 9, Jersey City has 9 and Denver has 8. Source of skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver (Minneapolis has the 14th-largest skyline in the U. S.).
B. This building was demolished in the 1950s.
C. This building was demolished in 1962.


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