, the largest city in the U.S. state
, is home to 190 completed high-rises
, 41 of which stand taller than 300 feet (91 m). The tallest building in Minneapolis is the 57-story IDS Center
, which rises 792 feet (241 m) and was designed by architect Philip Johnson
. The tower has been the tallest building in the state of Minnesota since its completion in 1973, and is the 66th-tallest building
in the United States. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is Capella Tower
, which rises 775 feet (236 m) and was completed in 1992. Overall, seventeen of the twenty tallest buildings in Minnesota
are located in Minneapolis. Additionally, most of the tallest buildings in Downtown Minneapolis
are linked via the Minneapolis Skyway System
, the largest pedestrian skywalk system in the world.
The history of skyscrapers in the city began with the construction of the Lumber Exchange Building
, now also known as the Edison Building, in 1886; this structure, rising 165 feet (50 m) and 12 floors, is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Minnesota and one of the first fire-proof buildings in the country. The Lumber Exchange Building also stands as the oldest structure outside of New York City
with at least 12 floors. Minneapolis went through a small building boom in the early 1920s, and then experienced a much larger boom lasting from 1960 to the early 1990s. During this time, 24 of the city's 36 tallest buildings were constructed, including the IDS Center
, Capella Tower
and Wells Fargo Center
. The city is the site of twelve skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) in height, including three which rank among the tallest in the United States. , the skyline of Minneapolis is ranked 11th in the United States, 2nd in the Midwest (after Chicago), and 82nd in the world with 32 buildings rising at least 328 feet (100 m). (Full article...