Canadian Pacific Plaza

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Canadian Pacific Plaza
One Financial Plaza Minneapolis 1.jpg
General information
Address 120 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°58′38″N 93°16′7″W / 44.97722°N 93.26861°W / 44.97722; -93.26861Coordinates: 44°58′38″N 93°16′7″W / 44.97722°N 93.26861°W / 44.97722; -93.26861
Completed 1960
Height 383 ft (117 m)
Technical details
Floor count 28

Canadian Pacific Plaza is a 383-ft (117 m) tall skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was completed in 1960 and has 28 floors. It is the 21st-tallest building in the city. It is the first major post-World War II skyscraper built in Minneapolis. It is also the tallest building completed in the 1960s. The New York Life Insurance Building was demolished to make way for this building. A skyway connects the building to the Rand Tower, Soo Line Building, and US Bank Plaza.

The building was previously known as One Financial Plaza. Before that, it was the headquarters for First Bank System.[1] In August 2012, the building was renamed when the Canadian Pacific Railway moved its United States headquarters and 400 employees out of the adjacent Soo Line Building, which was being converted into a residential building.[2] The Soo Line Building was named after the historic Soo Line Railroad, of which the Canadian Pacific majority shareholder in 1890 and took full control in 1990, moving its own US headquarters into the former Soo Line offices.[3]

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  1. ^ Black, Sam (April 5, 2012). "One Financial Plaza in Minneapolis to be renamed to Canadian Pacific Plaza". Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ Black, Sam (August 20, 2012). "Downtown Minneapolis office building gets new name: Canadian Pacific Plaza". Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  3. ^ Janet Moore, Soo Line's conversion to apartments is close to reality, Star Tribune, April 12, 2012, accessed August 6, 2013.