The Halo has a new name: Capella Tower

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 20, 2008 - 9:33 PM

Under an expanded lease, the online education firm will put its brand on 225 South Sixth Street as it consolidates its workforce.

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JeremyJordanMar. 20, 0812:34 PM

I thought it was common knowledge that the IDS Tower was the tallest building in Minneapolis. Is this not the case?

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hatebushMar. 20, 0812:35 PM

They should call it Diploma Mill Tower, since that's what Capella "University" is.

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pjinmplsMar. 20, 0812:37 PM

Sometime last year the building was discovered to be about a foot taller than IDS.

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boyder27Mar. 20, 0812:45 PM

When 225 South Sixth was built, they purposly made it a foot shorter to defer to the legacy of IDS. But lst year, it was discovered that the builders screwed up and made a foot taller, instead. IDS can put a radio antenna up another two feet, adn then still be the tallest, as I beleive that the antennas and the halo both count in their heights.

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holstjMar. 20, 0812:48 PM

I believe that during construction they increased the height of the halo section beyond the original design as the general agreement at that time was no building was to be taller than the IDS. Once the work was complete only a couple people knew of the change and was previously mentioned it came to light in recent years.

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fu666Mar. 20, 08 1:04 PM

If it's a part of the building itself, it counts in the height. If it's an antenna, it doesn't. At least that's how the "world's tallest building" rule works. Personally, I always thought the rule should be "highest point where a human can stand without having to climb anything less permanant than stairs."

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amcoldagelliMar. 20, 08 1:06 PM

Take it from an Alumni of Capella University, they are not a diploma mill. Capella University is the best online university I am aware of and the program I graduated from was very integral toward my academic and professional success. Thank you Capella!

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prungeMar. 20, 08 1:07 PM

It'a appropriate the best online school in the USA be housed in the tallest building in the State of Minnesota. Capella is an education leader and innovator.

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kokoschkeMar. 20, 08 1:15 PM

They couldn't help but tout the benefits of mass transit. Most people downtown use mass transit becuase they are downtown. If they moved to the burbs, I bet most employees would be happily driving in their own vehicles to work. Another reason for the politicians to add move light rail trains to nowhere.

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wallisamMar. 20, 08 1:22 PM

Kokoschke -- yes, I'm sure many people would enjoy driving through snarled freeways while sucking down $3+/gallon gasoline as opposed to paying a maximum of $5.50 a day to get on a bus/train and do whatever they please -- read, check their email, listen to music, etc. -- until they get to work. And yes, since the LRT goes from the Mall of America to Downtown Minneapolis, and the CRT will go from Downtown Minneapolis to Downtown St. Paul, I guess those really do go "to nowhere."

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