Foshay Tower Sept 1928

Image from Hennepin History Museum’s collection.

A landmark in the making

It’s construction season, and the roads and skies of Minneapolis are filled with construction vehicles and cranes. The Minneapolis skyline offers constantly changing views. One longtime constant, however, has been the elegant Foshay Tower. Yet this iconic Minneapolis landmark hasn’t even yet hit centennial mark. Here, construction on the tower is shown in September 1928. But while the Foshay Tower itself is instantly recognizable even without its exterior completed, the skyline surrounding it has changed drastically. When completed in 1929 the 447-foot tall Foshay Tower was the tallest building in the city. It remained so until the IDS Tower was built in 1972.

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