View in all it’s full sized glory.
Gold Coast, Chicago
The Foshay Tower, now the W Minneapolis – The Foshay hotel, is a skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the building was completed in 1929, months before the stock market crash in October of that year. It has 32 floors and stands 447 feet (136 m) high, plus an antenna mast that extends the total height of the structure to 607 feet (185 m). The building, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, is an example of Art Deco architecture. Its address is 821 Marquette Avenue, although it is set well back from the street and is actually closer to 9th Street than Marquette.
The Foshay Tower marked a significant landmark locally in the push skyward, as the tower was the first in the city to surpass the height of Minneapolis City Hall, completed in 1906. It remained the tallest building in Minneapolis until the IDS Center surpassed it in 1972.
Last fall I volunteered helping ex convicted women with basic computer skills on the near west side. It was a really nice walk with the sun setting against the changing tree colors and I kept turning around to watch the moon rise next to the Sears Tower. As it turns out this plane just took off from of O’Hare to help me frame this picture perfectly.
We’re going back to Chicago this weekend for our friends Zo & Ami’s wedding. It’s a good thing too, because I’ve been missing Chicago a lot lately and can’t wait to see everybody.