Minneapolis, Minnesota Stagnates at Its 1972 Height, Without Restrictions by @globalsiteplans

Cities are defined by their skylines. A picturesque view of a beautiful downtown forest of skyscrapers can be an incredibly sublime and beautiful sight. People seem to be enamored by buildings that soar high above them, making themselves feel incredibly small. Downtowns are living organisms and are constantly evolving, growing, and extending further into the sky. The “title” of being a major city’s tallest building is sought after and this can result into a competitive push by developers. In fast developing major metropolitan downtown areas it has become common that taller buildings will be built over time. Minneapolis is a fascinating case of this, as no new building has surpassed the height of the famous IDS Center ; which was completed in 1972, with no building code forbidding it from be surpassed. When the Foshay Tower (the brown obelisk-shaped building at the base of ...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota Stagnates at Its 1972 He...

Cities are defined by their skylines. A picturesque view of a beautiful downtown forest of skyscrapers can be an incredibl...