5.11.2007

the new architecture of minneapolis

this cantilever on the Guthrie Theater has a balcony that overlooks the Mississippi River and the St. Anthony falls...incredible!


Minneapolis is one of the only cities that subscribes to the 5% tax club (dating back to the 1960's), this means that fortune 500 corporations give 5% of their pre-tax profits to support the arts....now how about that for giving back! (and there are 18 fortune 500 companies based in Minneapolis!) You can see the results when visiting Minneapolis, they have finally completed five new AMAZING buildings starting with the Walker Arts Center (my favorite! below), then the Children's Theater, the Minneapolis Public Library, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and finally one of the most breathtaking of all the Guthrie Theatre (photos above...if theater is your thing you should live here!) across the street from the Guthrie is a wonderful, vegetarian restaurant called spoonriver, don't miss it either...it's all just stunning to see a city so committed to the arts!
above is the new walker art center and the famous Claes Oldenburg spoon sculpture, the next project for Minneapolis is an addition to the Walker Art Center sculpture garden
the new minneapolis public library designed by Ceasar Peili

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am also from Minneapolis, and your blog is making me homesick! I wish we could move back.

Dutch said...

sad to see the old ralph rapson guthrie go down, though. he is a minneapolis treasure, too!