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” …
OCTOBER 11, 2020
Minneapolis is very fortunate to have such a picturesque skyline. The buildings come together nicely, from the Foshay Tower to the in-progress Eleven Condominiums, to guarantee striking views from every angle. The pinnacle of our skyline, tallest building in the city, and subject of this article is the IDS Center; the catalyst of skyscraper construction in Minneapolis.
In 1963, architect Ed …
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 …
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 …
The real estate team managing the skyscraper has unveiled plans for a $5 million renovation to Crystal Court.
By Dan Niepow October 08, 2020
It’s hard to keep track of the status of downtown Minneapolis. One headline declares it dead. Another says it’s getting a breath of fresh air. Our own magazine has reported on downtown’s lack of vibrancy. Evidently, leaders with real …
Unique Space to Get 21st Century Update as It Nears 50th Anniversary
By Clare KennedyCoStar News October 8, 2020
The most well-known part of downtown Minneapolis' tallest trophy office tower is set for its first update in more than two decades as the owner seeks to bring its aesthetics and functionality into the 21st century.
The 57-story IDS Center has been Minnesota's reigning champion …
Posted on October 8, 2020 by Kristin Hiller in Development, Midwest, Minnesota, Office
MINNEAPOLIS — Owner Accesso has unveiled plans to renovate Crystal Court, a central gathering place located within IDS Center in Minneapolis. The renovation plan, which was designed in collaboration with Perkins and Will and New History, calls for updating the “functionality and aesthetics of the space to better …
The cavernous atrium of Minnesota's tallest building will be getting a refresh.
By Adam Uren, Bring Me The News Minneapolis October 7, 2020
The distinctive atrium of Minnesota's tallest building, the IDS Center, is getting a $5 million revamp, its owners have announced.
Accesso has revealed renderings of its planned makeover of Crystal Court, the cavernous public space on the ground floor of …