The IDS Center is a skyscraper located at 80 South 8th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Completed in 1972, it is the tallest building in the state at a height of 792ft. It originally stood 775ft, though a 16ft garage for window washing equipment was added between 1978 and 1979. The structure rises to 910ft when including communications spires on the roof, indisputably the highest points in the city. The IDS was constructed as the headquarters of Investors Diversified Services, Inc.—now Ameriprise Financial. It also housed the headquarters of Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation) from 1972 until 2001.The complex consists of five parts: the 57-story IDS Tower itself at 8th & Nicollet Streets, an 8-story annex building along Marquette Avenue, the 19-story Marquette Hotel at 7th Street & Marquette Avenue, and a 2-story retail building that was originally dominated by Woolworth's. These four buildings are joined by the 7-story Crystal Court.The 57-story IDS became the tallest skyscraper in Minneapolis when it surpassed the height of the 32-story Foshay Tower in 1972, ending that building's 43-year reign over the city skyline. Construction of the building was followed with great interest, and the topping-off ceremony was a major civic event in the city. In addition to being taller, IDS occupies a much larger footprint than the obelisk-like Foshay.
Capella Tower is a skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The building opened in 1992 with the First Bank Place being the headquarters for First Bank System. In 1997, First Bank System acquired US Bancorp and changed the name of the building to US Bancorp Place. The headquarters of US Bancorp moved into the US Bancorp Center in 2000, whereupon the tower changed to 225 South 6th Street. In March 2009, the building took its present name.The ranking of the building as the tallest in Minneapolis is in dispute. The IDS Center is usually said to be taller by one foot, even by the owners of Capella Tower. It was initially said to be built one foot shorter out of respect for the IDS Center; however, in 2005, it was revealed that contractors had surreptitiously added 14in of height to Capella, therefore making it taller than the main roof of IDS Center. In February 2005, the IDS counted a 16ft window washing garage built on its roof in 1979 as part of its actual height, making it 14ft taller than Capella Tower. This ambiguity between official measurements and public relations statements might be due in some part to the "halo" that extends out from the roof, which is apparently included in the building's official height .The IDS is taller on two measures. The IDS's communications spires add a significant amount of height making it 910ft, and it remains the tallest building in Minneapolis if measured by number of stories .
Target Plaza South is a 33-story skyscraper in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, which serves as part of the corporate headquarters for Target Corporation.The building was designed by architects Ellerbe Becket of Minneapolis and was completed in 2001. It is connected via an eighth-floor walkway to the 14-story Target Plaza North and contains retail space on the street level with three levels of parking below ground. The building is notable for the colorful 3M-designed lighting display in its upper floors, which change frequently to present a unique light show that is visible in the Minneapolis skyline at night.