The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Foshay

A couple weeks ago while out riding in the city, I realized at although I had passed by many interesting buildings countless times, I had never really been inside most of them. The IDS tower in particular, spiked my interest. When I got home I wanted to see if they had an observation deck, to my dismay I found out they did have one, but it closed in 83'.
There it is


Reflection

  This search also led me to the Foshay Tower, it has a very interesting history and an observation deck that's still open. From there a plan was made to for my boys and I to "summit" the tower on their first day of spring break. Unfortunately Lynn was not able to attend due to a differing spring break schedule. On Thursday we all packed a lunch (treats) and headed out mid-morning. We took the light-rail to down town Minneapolis, walked several blocks down Nicollet Mall, hung a left and were soon standing at the heavily decorated elevator doors of the Foshay Tower.



There is a small museum in the tower as well
  It cost me 8 bucks and the kids were free, not a bad deal. The observation deck was awesome, with it's open air, sidewalk width passage, all the way around to building, covered by a steel cage. It was beautiful sunny day and we spent at least a half hour looking out over the city and surrounding suburbs. When you get the chance I would highly recommend a trip to the top.
Took lunch in the Crystal Court next to the IDS Tower

Super Y gives this guy his can of  pop after he reads the sign he is holding, stating "Anything Helps".
       

2 comments:

  1. Back in my day Foshay was highest Building in Flyoverland. Remember my Daddy bringing me up there early 60's... Cool Josh!.....dp

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    1. That's cool Dave.....I wasn't even alive in the 60's :-) , my dad worked on the building that took the title of tallest building in 72' IDS Tower

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