Best View - 2009
Guthrie Theater Endless Bridge
A great view is as much about the place you're sitting as it is the thing you're looking at. No place in the Twin Cities embodies that maxim more than the Endless Bridge at the Guthrie Theater. Erected when the new Guthrie went up in 2006, the bridge sticks out of the blue behemoth like a flagpole off a wall. Though it looks ugly from ground level, the observation deck is a place of peace, with clean, hard lines edged on all sides by shined metal. Looking over the Mississippi, with its lazy meanderings and raging falls, the 180-degree view captures the spirit of the Twin Cities. The bridge is open from 8 a.m. to midnight (closed Mondays), so it's a great spot to eat lunch while the midday breeze ruffles your hair, or to watch the river lights in the cooling evening.