Crystal Court Renovation

Downtown Minneapolis’ office market is waking up

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal By Dylan Thomas 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 as …

After modern renovations, IDS Center’s Crystal Court reopens

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 …

IDS Center Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Crystal Court

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021 AT 9:00AM | KIM ESLINGER  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 …

Spiffed-up atrium at IDS Center reopens with ‘more serenity,’ cozier places to lounge as workers trickle back to downtown Minneapolis

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 …

Crystal Court, the heart of Minneapolis for almost 50 years, gets some TLC

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 …

Local artists’ work featured during IDS’ Crystal Court makeover

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” …

RENOVATION PLANNED FOR IDS CENTER’S CRYSTAL COURT

OCTOBER 11, 2020 IDS Center’s iconic Crystal Court is about to get a makeover. Accesso, the owner of the 57-story tower, is planning a $5 million renovation of the public court at the base of the building. The 23,000 square foot space was designed by starchitect Philip Johnson and was constructed in 1972 and was last renovated in 1998. Gone will be the …

The big challenge: Planning the future of downtown Minneapolis’ living room

DAN RAFTER | Midwest RE Journals | OCTOBER 9, 2020 The most famed indoor gathering spot in downtown Minneapolis, the IDS Center’s Crystal Court, is getting a $5 million facelift. Accesso, owner of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis, recently released a series of renderings detailing the planned revamp of Crystal Court, the busy public space on the ground floor of the …