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Explore Nicollet Architecture

This 13-stop tour, with accompanying photographs, weaves together the stories of Nicollet Mall’s significant buildings, architectural features and the people who created them.

  • 1.

    Minneapolis Central Library (2006)

    Minneapolis Central Library (2006)

    A library in the form of a large crystal overlooking Nicollet

  • 2.

    Nicollet Mall (1967)

    Nicollet Mall (1967)

    Take a stroll on Minneapolis' main shopping street for the past 100 years

  • 3.

    Renaissance Square (1898)

    Renaissance Square (1898)

    Built in the late 1800s, this brick building mixes Neoclassical with elements of Louis Sulllivan

  • 4.

    Marquette Plaza (1972)

    Marquette Plaza (1972)

    Minneapolis' expansive, expressionistic Modernist building, saved from structural demise and demolition

  • 5.

    IDS Center (1972)

    IDS Center (1972)

    Minneapolis' tallest tower since it's completion in 1972

  • 6.

    Weaving the stories of old and new Nicollet

    Weaving the stories of old and new Nicollet

    Learn about the architectural history and future of the downtown Minneapolis district

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