Downtown's landmark City Center is sold

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 3:08 PM

The 29-year-old, 50-story building contains 1.6 million square feet of space.

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alanam8Nov. 21, 1212:41 AM

I think "Minneapolis landmark" might be a bit strong for a building that's been widely regarded as an eyesore since it was erected in the 80s. If the new owner wanted to do the city a favor, they'd demo the thing and build something decent-looking.

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minnetonka12Nov. 21, 12 8:27 AM

alanam8 - couldn't have said it better myself. It is easily the least attractive (significant) building in the twin cities.

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mouthwashNov. 21, 1211:57 AM

That place is such a visual and social eyesore that I wouldn't have bought it for $2.

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twincitizen1Nov. 21, 12 4:05 PM

I hope they reclad the tower portion with a more attractive exterior. While it won't win any design awards, it does provide a little contrast to our glassy Top 3. Much more importantly, the street level facade on the Nicollet Mall side need to be opened up to the street. Office Depot and Marshalls need to take the crap off their windows so you can actually see inside the stores and show that they are open for business. Bring back the signs identifying the building as City Center too! Right now there is scant evidence that the building has a name at all! The Hennepin side is doing alright, as long as Fogo and Rosa Mexicano stay in business. The mall entrance between the restaurants could be spruced up and made more inviting. Why would I ever go in this building if I don't know what stores are inside or if they're open??

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