Twin Cities Architecture

IDS Center

80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Basic Information
Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 57
Maximum height 792 feet/238 meters
Neighborhood: Downtown Minneapolis
More Information
  • Height to roof: 775 feet, seven inches.
  • Height to top of mechanical penthouse: 792 feet
  • At the time of its completion, this was the tallest building in Minneapolis.
  • This building's atrium features a 105 foot tall waterfall.
  • The IDS Center is covered with 42,614 panes of reflective glass.
  • This building was built with 15,000 tons of structural steel.
  • This was formerly the location of Hennepin Federal Savings and Loan.
  • The IDS Center was intended to be the center and focal-point of downtown Minneapolis.
  • February, 1972: The first tenants move in.