100 Washington Square

Coordinates: 44°58′52″N 93°15′57″W / 44.98111°N 93.26583°W / 44.98111; -93.26583
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100 Washington Square
General information
Coordinates44°58′52″N 93°15′57″W / 44.98111°N 93.26583°W / 44.98111; -93.26583
Height332 ft (101 m)
Technical details
Floor count22
Floor area762,849 sq ft (70,871.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
Architect(s)Minoru Yamasaki

100 Washington Square is a 332-ft (101 m) high-rise office building located in downtown Minneapolis. Construction started in 1979 and was completed in 1981.[2] It covers 481,600 square feet and has 22 floors.[3] As of December 1, 2020, it is the 28th 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.[3]

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

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  1. ^ "100 Washington Square". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ Emporis. 100 Washington Square. Emporis. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  3. ^ 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.