BEST SKYSCRAPER - 2008
The Capella Tower
With its metallic-blue hue and half-circle crown, the Capella Tower (formerly known as the US Bankcorp Center) has been the crown jewel of the Minneapolis skyline since its completion in 1992. Although it falls short of the soaring IDS Center by a foot—or by 16 feet, if you count a garage perched atop the IDS Center—the tower's curvature nicely complements the blockishness of the surrounding 'scrapers. Consequently, it simultaneously blends in and sticks out, granting Minneapolis one of the most fetching skylines in the country for a city its size.