• Today's Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Northwestern National Life Insurance building designed by Minoru Yamasaki. Today owned by ING.
  • Rand Tower, built by a flyboy for flyboys. Architectural details and a sculpture in the lobby relate to flight.

Wells Fargo Center from Foshay

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View of the Wells Fago Center (née Norwest Center) from the Foshay Tower. It's kind of an art deco nouveau style (if that's a real style), and some people say it's basically a copy of the big building at Rockefeller Center. The Rand Tower in lower-right is real deco.

If Minneapolis was Metropolis, this would be Lex Luthor's headquarters.

The other side of this building is even more interesting, but it's usually shaded (facing north-northeast) and I don't know of a place to get a good shot of it.

I uploaded this image to Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons on June 8, 2005 as commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wells_Fargo_Center_from_F... and released it into the public domain.

It is linked by these pages as of January 2009:

  1. .Martin. 90 months ago | reply

    Please add this photo and any other photos of buildings which has been designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates into the
    Cesar Pelli & Associates Group

  2. cresta46 84 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo, of a great job, (and proud of it) only problem the Dow Corning sealant have invaded (migrated) into the white marble slabs, leaving dark "oily" marks on the surface, irreparable damage.

  3. urbanfeel 84 months ago | reply

    My favorite Minne Skysraper!

  4. James W Bell - Leeds 74 months ago | reply

    retro deco is a step in the right direction........providing it doesn't look like this tragic vegas style restaurant in my town of course!

  5. winty222 73 months ago | reply

    It says it's art deco nouveau. Just curious what part of this building is art nouveau. It looks purely art deco to me.

  6. Dan Stiver 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Post 1940 Art Deco, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Dan Stiver 48 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Postmodernism, Neo-Historicism, and Neo-Eclectic Architecture., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. Solvemall.com 22 months ago | reply

    Thanks for licensing this as CC. We have used it to create one of crosswords in the Skyscraper Crosswords Collection at solvemall.com/crossword/collection/skyscrapers/
    A link back is provided under the crossword.

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