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Capella Tower

601 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis MN United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count56
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
 - glass

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof776 ftPei Cobb Freed & Partners
Smaller tower278 ftPei Cobb Freed & Partners

• Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
• Associate Architect : HKS, Inc.
• Developer: Joint Venture of IBM Corporation and
The OPUS Corporation
• Structural Engineer: CBM Engineers Inc.

• Third tallest building in Minneapolis and tallest building in Minneapolis to be completed in the 90's.

• Completed in 1992 as the headquarters for 1st Bank, later US Bancorp, until 2002 when US Bancorp moved its headquarters to the 32 story building at 800 Nicolett Mall.

• The semi-circle located atop the tower is not only for decoration but also serves as a screen for the cooling towers and other mechanical equipment. The feature has given the nickname the "Halo Building" or "Stanley Cup Building".

• The building stands on an "L" shaped footprint.

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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP - Architect

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