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st. paul mn - 1st bank - first bank - roof sign

From the roof of the First Bank building in downtown St. Paul, MN.

 

More than you probably want to know:

The First National Bank building was constructed in 1931 and at 417ft it was the tallest building in Saint Paul Minnesota for over 55 years. Although 3rd tallest today, it's still the most recognizable building in town because of it's cool art deco architecture and this big red neon '1st' bank sign on the roof. The '1st' sign is a local icon that can bee seen from 75 miles away at night and 20 miles away on a clear day. It has 3 sides, is 50ft or over four stories tall, made up of 4,00ft feet of neon tubing, and when it blinks 'on' everything round it glows red.

 

I’ve had a few questions about this . . . and sadly no, the Fist Bank roof is not open to the public.

   

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Taken on July 6, 2011