100 Washington Square

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100 Washington Square
100 Washington Square Minneapolis 1.jpg
General information
Coordinates 44°58′52″N 93°15′57″W / 44.98111°N 93.26583°W / 44.98111; -93.26583Coordinates: 44°58′52″N 93°15′57″W / 44.98111°N 93.26583°W / 44.98111; -93.26583
Completed 1981
Height 332 ft (101 m)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Minoru Yamasaki

100 Washington Square is a 332-ft (101 m) tall skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis. Construction started in 1979 and was completed in 1981,[1] covers 481,600 square feet and has 22 floors.[2] It is the 26th tallest building in the city. The building was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who had previously designed the Northwestern National Life Building in Minneapolis and the World Trade Center in New York City. As with the Trade Center, the exterior of the building is composed of closely spaced load-bearing steel that distributes weight to the core and removes the need for internal support columns.

A skyway connects the building to Churchill Apartments, and The Crossings. In 2015, Shorenstein, a national real estate investing organization, purchased the three buildings that comprise the Washington Square campus, including 100 Washington Square.[2]

ING, a successor to Northwestern National Live Insurance, is the largest tenant.

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  1. ^ Emporis. 100 Washington Square. Emporis. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Black, Sam (August 20, 2014). Shorenstein pays $100M for Washington Square buildings in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved July 15, 2016.