|Architect||Holabird & Root; C.F. Haglin & Sons|
|NRHP Reference #||84003937 |
|Added to NRHP||April 14, 1994|
Rand Tower is a 26-story high rise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA that was one of the city's tallest structures when it was completed in 1929. It was designed by Holabird & Root for Rufus R. Rand, a World War I aviator who was part of the family that owned the Minneapolis Gas Company (Minnegasco), now part of CenterPoint Energy. Rand had flown in the Lafayette Flying Corps during the war. Much of the building is covered in Art Deco ornamentation that follows an aviation theme, and there is even a sculpture Wings in the lobby by Oskar J. W. Hansen. Hansen is perhaps best known for his sculptures at Hoover Dam in the Southwestern United States.
The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. It was known for a time as the Dain Tower, until Dain Rauscher relocated to the Dain Rauscher Plaza just down the street in 1992. The building has been undergoing renovations since Gaughan Companies purchased it in 2004. In 2008, Hempel Properties purchased the Rand Tower to house its headquarters and for the general market. The building is located at 527 Marquette Avenue.
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- Grayson, Katherine (September 3, 2008). "Rand Tower tower sold for $10.2M". Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (Advance Publications). Retrieved 2008-09-04.
Oskar J.W. Hansen
- Wings sculpture by Oskar J.W. Hansen
- Rand Tower entrance
- Oskar J. W. Hansen (1892-1971)
- Oskar J. W. Hansen's sculptures at Hoover Dam.
Rufus R. Rand
- Rufus R. Rand at the Minnesota Aviation Hall Of Fame. Scroll down to bottom of page.
- Rand Mansion in Wayzata, Minnesota
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