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

 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 Steve Cramer, President and CEO …

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 …

Noa restaurant will open in IDS Center space left by Mission American Kitchen

By Mark Reilly May 7th, 2021 The restaurant space at IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis, vacant for more than a year, will be filled later this year by a new arrival focused on California cuisine. The Star Tribune reports on the plans for Noa, which will take the street-level space once occupied by Mission American Kitchen. Mission had been a go-to spot for business lunches …

IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis lands a new restaurant

Noa will open in the space vacated by Mission American Kitchen. By Rick Nelson, Star Tribune  MAY 7, 2021 The restaurant Noa is going into the former Mission American Kitchen space in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. A premium downtown Minneapolis restaurant address, dark for 14 months, is coming back to life. Noa is moving into the street-level IDS Center space that was most recently home …

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” …

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 …