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 …

IDS Center planning $5 million renovation to Crystal Court

By Nick Halter  – Senior Reporter/Broadcaster, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Oct 6, 2020, The owner of IDS Center is planning a renovation to Crystal Court at the base of the iconic downtown Minneapolis tower. The 23,000-square-foot “urban park” will get an 800-square-foot reflecting pool with a 40-foot granite seating ledge and infinity edge. New trees will grow as tall as 24 feet, …

Archives of an architecture firm reveal a Minneapolis that was never built

Ed Baker's drawings and models of past projects give us a glimpse of what might have been.  By James Lileks Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 — 3:48PM Ed Baker: You might not know the name, but you’ve probably walked through one of his buildings. According to a 1990 profile in the Star Tribune, “few people had done so much to shape downtown Minneapolis” as the architect …

New IDS Center tenant lounge towers above the others

The owner of downtown’s IDS Center skyscraper used a valuable piece of office space for a new tenant lounge, and the result is a hangout for tenants that has higher views than any competitor. IDS Tower Club’s 6,200-square-foot lounge is on the 41st floor of the city’s tallest building. Since the skyscraper has unnumbered floors and several 12-foot ceilings, the club …

Nordstrom Rack opens in the IDS Center Thursday

The downtown Minneapolis retail market gets a sorely needed lift Thursday when Nordstrom Rack opens in the IDS Center. The Nicollet Mall location becomes Seattle-based Nordstrom's 224th Rack outlet store, as the company's off-price stores continue to outperform full-line Nordstrom department stores.

Bank of America pushes into Twin Cities

Now with a branch in downtown Minneapolis, the industry giant steps up its presence in area dominated by Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank. Bank of America is making a run at building a business in the heart of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank country. The nation’s second-largest bank just opened a new branch in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis, is beefing …