Within Downtown East is the Mills District, which contains a number of former industrial properties left over from the days when Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world. Many old mills and factories are being converted to housing, bringing a residential population to a neighborhood that beforehand didn't have many residents. The neighborhood is also home to the Mill City Museum, Mill Ruins Park, and the new Guthrie Theater complex, which abandoned its old location near Loring Park during the summer of 2006.
Downtown East: the arched bridge on the left is the Stone Arch Bridge crossing the Mississippi River; the dark blue building is the Guthrie Theater; the long straight span crossing the river behind it is the I-35W Mississippi River bridge which collapsed in August 2007. The domed stadium is the Metrodome; also in the photo is the headquarters of the Star Tribune, parts of Hennepin County Medical Center as well as several former mills (The clock tower in the foreground is a part of Minneapolis City Hall). The Downtown East/Metrodome Station sits by the arches in front of the Metrodome.