Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ivy Hotel + Residence wins award
These photos are from a recent visit to the construction site of the Ivy Hotel + Residence, a hotel/condo project in downtown Minneapolis. The third photo shows a concrete slab arriving on the site, ready for installation on the tower. For more about the Ivy, see below.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named the Ivy Hotel + Residence as its winner for the 2006 Best in Real Estate for Redevelopment/Extensive Renovation award. According to Minneapolis' CPED website, "The Ivy Tower project consists of a full historic restoration of the building and the development of 89 condo residential units, a 131 room hotel, 156 underground parking spaces, and commercial redevelopment with supportive skyway connections. Ivy Tower was built in 1930 as the administration building for the Second Church of Christian Scientists, serving this purpose for a number of years. The building has local historic designation." The architect on the $95 million project is Walsh Bishop Associates. A December opening is planned for the downtown Minneapolis hotel/condo complex, located near the Convention Center. Hotel rooms are expected to cost between $200 and $2,000 per night. (Photos by Todd Melby)

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