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Very nice. The 80's and 90's were an skyline explosion for us. The early 2000's appear to be a nice boom so far, as well. :yahoo:

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It is indeed cool to watch this skyline develop.

For those who are less familiar, here is a more recent image. I think it was taken around 2000.

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Does anybody have any skyline photos, say, from the mid 1980s. It'd be intersting to see them.. preferably before the Norwest tower was built. (Wells Fargo)

That photo must have been 2001 or later, because Target Plaza is finished (the tall building on the far left of the picture).. and it looks like there's a construction crane for the construction of Grant Park condos.

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I remember being a kid in the 80's and early 90's watching the Pipar Jaffry, Norwest, At&t, First Bank (or whatever they call it now)...I remember just be fascinated by the growth...and I still love it. I can't wait until the next commecial tower boom...lets face it...the condo projects are somewhat uninspiring. Minneapolis needs more commerce along with residential to have real vibrancy.

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It is indeed cool to watch this skyline develop.

For those who are less familiar, here is a more recent image. I think it was taken around 2000.

cityMinneapolisMN03.jpg

Beautiful, MPLS has a very distinct view

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It is indeed cool to watch this skyline develop.

For those who are less familiar, here is a more recent image. I think it was taken around 2000.

cityMinneapolisMN03.jpg

Beautiful, MPLS has a very distinct view

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And it's still evolving. Here's a recent photo (2006) posted by Ecker at Minnescraper.com. Notice the new Grant Park tower and Skyscape, which is under construction. Eventually we will see the Ivy (under construction) and Nicollet towers.

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I would put Mpls' skyline in the top 5 in the country. It's very well balanced, with some very sharp looking buildings with a great mix of styles.

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I just can't get over how empty 35W is in that picture. Why can't it be that empty when I drive it?

Maybe when gas hits $5 per gallon, your dreams will come true! :D

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Ever walk along the west side of Hennepin Ave near the Federal Reserve Bank? If so, you likely know about the bronze sculptures representing of the early years of Mpls and the falls. It's a great hands-on type of tool, IMO, for out-of-towners and kids to check out (and locals if you haven't yet ventured down that path). ;)

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