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View Poll Results: IDS Tower, Minneapolis
10 26 11.11%
9.5 13 5.56%
9 35 14.96%
8.5 29 12.39%
8 35 14.96%
7.5 24 10.26%
7 35 14.96%
6.5 12 5.13%
6 11 4.70%
5.5 3 1.28%
5 3 1.28%
4.5 1 0.43%
4 1 0.43%
3.5 1 0.43%
3 or less 5 2.14%
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Old December 8th, 2002, 10:23 PM   #1
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#185 l IDS Center l MINNEAPOLIS l 236m l 57fl

IDS Center
Minneapolis, USA


HEIGHT: 236m/774 feet
FLOORS: 57 floors
COMPLETION: 1973
ARCHITECT: Johnson-Burgee Architects/ Edward F Baker Assoc

Historic Italian piazzas served as the model for the IDS Center's 23,000 square foot Crystal Court, which features a cascading 105 foot ceiling-to-floor water fountain, a canopy of glass skylights which soar 121 feet above ground, and an urban park with black olive trees surrounded by white benches.

The Distinctive cut back exterior design, referred to as "zogs," creates the potential for 32 corner offices on each floor. This efficient design is complemented by the column free interior design and 50 foot bay depth which maximize design flexibility.

Contained in the complex's 2.25 million square feet (the equivalent of ten miles of four-lane freeways) are a 57 story (775 foot) office tower; the 19 story luxury Marquette Hotel; the eight story 770 Marquette building; three levels of underground parking; multiple restaurants, commercial and retail spaces and a naturally lighted indoor plaza.

42,614 panes of reflective glass were used in the construction of the IDS Center...enough for one pair of sunglasses for each resident of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota. The IDS Center's continuous span of ceiling-to-floor glass is unmatched by any building in Minneapolis, existing or planned.

Concrete and steel provide enormous stability. 90,000 cubic yards of concrete- equivalent to 1,020 home basements, and 15,000 tons of structural steel - enough for a navy cruiser - were used to construct the complex.

















For more excellent pictures of this building, check out this photo album http://public.fotki.com/MNCapital/tw...ngs/ids_tower/

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Old December 9th, 2002, 02:19 AM   #2
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pretty good. It fits nicely in the Minneapolis skyline.

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Old December 9th, 2002, 05:09 AM   #3
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i love it, the second pic makes it look really tall. and it does fit in the skyline alot.. 8
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Old December 9th, 2002, 05:53 AM   #4
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The last picture's caption is appropriate. Minneapolis had pretty much nothin' (tall) before IDS
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Old December 9th, 2002, 09:46 AM   #5
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The glass facade and the corners are great, but it's shape is somewhat plain.

7/10
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Old December 9th, 2002, 11:42 PM   #6
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It's ok. The roof spoils it.

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Old December 9th, 2002, 11:44 PM   #7
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It's ok. The roof spoils it.

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Old December 9th, 2002, 11:47 PM   #8
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Old December 10th, 2002, 05:03 AM   #9
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quite ok 6/10
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Old December 11th, 2002, 01:51 AM   #10
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8/10

A very impressive looking building. Everything the MetLife in NY couldve been.
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Old December 11th, 2002, 05:14 AM   #11
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7.5/10- extra points because of the glass curtain wall facade that really dances with the light. The indentations/vertcal setbacks racing up the corners are nice, and the base, from what I can see, blends well with the tower.
The roof, however, doesn't blend with the tower at all; it's rather a jolt, in fact, instead of a harmonious meeting with the sky - almost a stereotype of the ugly, flat modernist top...ARRGHH! And the tower itself is still, IMO, too blocky, which, with the roof, reall detracts from its height - it could have used a few horizontal setbacks on the way up...
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Old December 11th, 2002, 04:15 PM   #12
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this is what the metlife building in nyc should of looked like, 7
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Old December 14th, 2002, 01:23 AM   #13
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my fav of the "big three" in MPLS . . .i dont care if its old, im a sucker for corners 7.5/10
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Old December 15th, 2002, 04:00 PM   #14
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i like the glass facade and the shape of the building too. i give it an 8/10
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 06:25 PM   #15
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I really like the modern, glass look.... had to stare at it for a while when I first saw it during greyhound bus ride...... 9/10
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 09:53 PM   #16
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8.5/10

Some points off for the roof.

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Old December 27th, 2002, 05:22 AM   #17
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quite nice 7.5
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Old December 31st, 2002, 01:59 AM   #18
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 11:37 PM   #19
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reminds me of the former PanAm in NYC
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Old March 6th, 2003, 05:00 AM   #20
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