Observation Deck

Original image “Images from Foshay Tower and observation deck” uploaded by magickalrealism

Foshay Tower

The Foshay Tower, now the W Minneapolis – The Foshay hotel, is a skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the building was completed in 1929 in the months before the stock market crash in October of that year. It has 32 floors and stands 447 feet (136 m) high, plus an antenna mast that extends the total height of the structure to 607 feet (185m). The building, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, is an example of Art Deco architecture. Its address is 821 Marquette Avenue, although it is set well back from the street and is actually closer to 9th Street than Marquette.

Foshay. Say it. Say it again. Are you flirting with me?


2 Comments so far

  1. Diana (unregistered) on February 21st, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    Hey, that’s my photo! :) Actually kind of makes my day that it got used. There was also some great graffiti from the 1950s up there – actually very sweet, especially compared to the stuff I see these days.

  2. ashley on February 23rd, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    Great shot!

    Do you guys think it’s worth the $8 fee to go to the observation deck? Seems like there would be a free option somewhere in the city to get a great view. Any tips?

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