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Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Distance from city center: 0.3mi
lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 22nd of September, 2010
The 32 floor Foshay Tower might not be very impressive when compared to mre modern sky-scrapers, but back when it was completed (in 1929), it was the tallest building in Minneapolis. It is an interesting building in the Art Dec style which was in vogue at the time of its construction, and it was modeled after the Washington Monument (which is why its sides are not straight, but in a slope).

The tower was the project of a former art student, William Foshay, who turned into a businessman and amassed quite a sizable fortune. The building is a hotel now, but it has a nice observation deck on the 30th floor, from where you can see the city sprawling at your feet.

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