Hennepin Avenue via Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
View of the Third Avenue bridge and downtown Minneapolis on a twenty-six below zero day. (1951) via Minnesota Historical Society
Mill City Ruins Print via Ephemere Designs
Kinda love this.
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Curious about this 1979 photo of a building under construction in downtown Minneapolis? Sure you are. Find out what it is on my most recent Streets.MN post.
8-bit Minneapolis Skyline Pixel Art Print via The Daily Robot
Two people chopping down a tree on the Minneapolis Auditorium roof in downtown Minneapolis with the Foshay tower in the background. (1946) via Minnesota Historical Society
Minneapolis’ sense of itself revealed in artist-designed manhole covers
In downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall, and on 6th and 7th Streets between Nicollet and Hennepin, you can find a few pieces of highly functional public art, utilizing a nontraditional medium: manhole covers, designed by artists between 1983 and 1990.
In a sense, to not notice a piece of public art is the greatest compliment you can pay it. Good public art isn’t supposed to be obtrusive or needy. It’s supposed to complement its surroundings, and these manhole covers do just that. Most people walking over or around them downtown don’t seem to notice them, but they’re ready to be noticed when someone is taking the time to observe their environment.
by Andy Sturdevant of MinnPost