The IDS Center

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 …

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 …

IDS Crystal Court Makeover: Why Now?

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 …

Iconic ‘Crystal Court’ in Minnesota’s Tallest Building Faces Renovation Years in the Works

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 …

Accesso to Renovate Crystal Court Within IDS Center in Minneapolis

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 …

IDS Center owner announces $5M revamp of Crystal Court

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 …

IDS Center’s Crystal Court to get $5 million makeover

A seven-month project will introduce taller trees, new seating and a revamped water feature to the "social skyscraper."  By Dee DePass Star Tribune OCTOBER 6, 2020 A revamped Crystal Court in the IDS Center will feature new seating and canopies of taller trees. It is the first remake for the space in 22 years. The Crystal Court space in the iconic IDS Center is getting a …

Crystal Court, Minneapolis’ Central Gathering Place, to be Renovated

IDS Center owner Accesso to update functionality and aesthetics to create a more dynamic and engaging environment Thoughtfully crafted plan calls for collaborative seating areas, more natural tree cover and green space, and an infinity edge fountain Lead architects and consultants include Perkins and Will and New History MINNEAPOLIS – October 06, 2020 – Accesso, a fully integrated investment manager and operator of …