Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Midtown Exchange, Minneapolis
Seven months after its grand opening, the former Sears building in Minneapolis is back in the news. Linda Mack, Star Tribune architecture critic, tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the project came to life in a lengthy article. The project eschewed a star architect in favor of a group of talented locals, including Elness Swenson Graham, Collaborative Design Group and Close Landscape Architecture. Building Minnesota radio reported on the Midtown Exchange in this May 2006 report. But not all is well at the Chicago-Lake Street landmark. The Star Tribune recently reported that some businesses at the global market are struggling; one observer believes prices are too high.

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