The welcome but subtle changes to Crystal Court are a towering achievement.
By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune
MARCH 28, 2022
The remodeled Crystal Court in downtown Minneapolis’ IDS Center. COREY GAFFER PHOTOGRAPHY
At first glance, the recently remade IDS Crystal Court doesn’t appear all that different. The key components — trees, seating, water — are still there.
But take a closer look.
“It was like pulling the …
By Dan Rafter
July 28, 2021
For nearly five decades, the Crystal Court in the IDS Center has provided an oasis of trees in the middle of downtown Minneapolis. In November of last year, the Crystal Court was closed for a $5 million renovation, with the urban park inside the 57-story tower reopening in late July.
And less than a full week after …
By Dylan Thomas, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
July 22, 2021
For anyone looking to gauge the downtown office market’s ability to rebound from the pandemic and last summer’s civil unrest, there may be no more important date upcoming than Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Several major Minneapolis employers, including U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co., set the first workday after the Labor Day weekend …
By Brett Hoffland, KSTP
July 22, 2021
Downtown Minneapolis is trying to make a comeback.
Thursday marked the grand reopening of Crystal Court at the IDS Center, one of the city's central gathering spaces. But as the city welcomes back more people, some businesses say there's a long way to go before things are normal again.
"This year has kind of been more of …
By Kelly Busche July 22, 2021
Local leaders celebrated the reopening of the IDC Center’s Crystal Court. Renovations to the urban park included a new infinity pool, updated trees and seating, and the removal of the waterfall. (Submitted photo)
The $5 million renovation of the IDS Center’s Crystal Court has brought modern features to the iconic urban park, which project leaders hope …
At a ceremony on Thursday morning, business and community leaders marked the completion of a $5 million renovation project to the Crystal Court at the base of the skyscraper.
By Dan Niepow July 22, 2021
You might not even realize there’s been a major renovation project at the base of the IDS Center. In some ways, that’s by design.
On Thursday, local leaders …
IDS Center Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Crystal Court
Via a July 22 Press Release from ICR:
Accesso, a fully integrated investment manager and operator of multi-tenant office buildings and multifamily properties, today unveiled the newly renovated Crystal Court, Minneapolis’ central gathering place at the famed IDS Center. The grand reopening ceremony featured remarks from Mayor Jacob Frey and Steve Cramer, President and CEO …
In its first overhaul in more than two decades, the Crystal Court underwent an eight-month, $5-million makeover.
By Dee DePass Star Tribune JULY 21, 2021 — 11:01PM
After eight months of construction and a $5 million makeover, IDS Center is rolling out a jazzy new welcome mat for returning office workers.
The building's expansive Crystal Court urban park in the heart of downtown Minneapolis has undergone …
The Crystal Court in the IDS Center is getting its first upgrade since 1998.
By James Lileks Star Tribune MARCH 12, 2021 — 11:07AM
It's rare to find the interior of a 50-year-old building unaltered.
Styles change, tastes change. Classic motifs from the 1920s would have looked aged and stuffy by the 1970s. The thought of a '70s interior — brown, ferns, exposed wood that gave …
By Pamela Espeland | columnist
Alex Smith, textiles and screen printing lab lead and free wall instructor, leverages graffiti to explore the story that has yet to be written about this space and its future.
The IDS Center’s famed Crystal Court is undergoing a $5 million makeover. The white benches will be replaced by modular boulder-shaped seating (not quite like the big gray “rocks” …