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Capella Tower (also 225 South Sixth) 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 14 inches (36 centimeters) of height to Capella, therefore making it taller than the main roof of IDS Center. In February 2005, the IDS counted a 16-foot-tall (5-meter) window washing garage built on its roof in 1979 as part of its actual height, making it 14 ft (4.3 m) 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 (though this is unclear).

The office building, designed by Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners,is laid out on an L-shaped site with the 56-story tower connected to the 20-story Park Building by a corner winter garden. The building combines six-story cubes and various round towers which echo the different styles of buildings in downtown Minneapolis. The illuminated semicircle located atop the tower is not only decorative but also houses an antenna farm and communications network. This feature has given the building the nickname the "Halo Building".

 

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RandyE

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Very interesting assembly of angles, curves and surfaces on this building, the textures, colors and reflections look good on the beachfront.  Excellent night-lighting revealing curtains and furniture.  Great depth of detail.

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Dino Dagner

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Excellent work! Please keep up sharing us your works! Thank you! 

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codster121

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Please make more buildings from Minneapolis, like the IDS center.

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will62russ

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Love the creativity in thinking outside of the box as it relates to building color, angles, and glass.  This is working out to be a beautiful addition to my downtown.  Thanks for sharing.

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tonyr

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Thanks for sharing this beauty!  :thumb:

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Shanethemain

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WOW! You keep blessing us with these amazing creations! Thank you SO MUCH!

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korver

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Nice work!

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