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10 Skyscrapers That Will Change the Minneapolis Skyline

Downtown East

Downtown East

Minneapolis is in the middle of an unprecedented, skyline-altering construction spree. Last year the city set a record in construction spending with $1.2 billion worth of building permits issued. This year the city says $2 billion is within reach.

Here's a look at eight projects in progress that contain ten of the tallest, most expensive skyscrapers driving the development jamboree: See also: Construction Breaks Records: Minneapolis Issued $1.2 Billion+ in Permits in 2013

Downtown East

Where: Two full blocks on 3rd Street between Park and 5th Avenue Developer: Ryan Companies Height: Two identical 17-story towers Housing: 420 apartments Retail: 28,000 square feet City approval: December 2013 Opening: 2017

[page] 200 Central Ave. SE (no name yet)

Where: 200 Central Ave. SE Developer: Alatus Height: 35 stories Housing: 250 apartments or 185 condos Retail: 7,000 square feet City approval: Not yet. Alatus expects to get it in the spring. Opening: 2017

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[page] 4Marq

Where: 400 Marquette Ave. S. Developer: Mortenson Development Height: 30 stories Housing: 262 apartments Retail: 4,000 square feet City approval: June 2013 Opening: 2016

[page] Superior Plating

Where: 315 1st Ave. NE Developer: Lennar Multifamily Height: Two 17-story towers Housing: 450 apartments Retail: 100 shops City approval: Not yet, developer has until January 7 to purchase, hopes to break ground in next fall Opening: 2017

[page] Latitude 45

Where: 301 Washington Ave. S. Developer: Alatus Height: 13 stories Housing: 319 apartments Retail: 10,000 square feet Opening: Summer 2015

[page] Portland Tower

Where: 516 8th St. S. Developer: Shamrock Development Height: 17 stories Housing: 112 condos Retail: 2,600 square feet City approval: Not yet. Potentially this winter. Opening: 2016

[page] Eclipse

Where: Corner of Hennepin and Washington Developer: Shamrock Development Height: Two towers, one 16 stories, one 20 stories Housing: 360 condos Retail: 29,000 square feet on ground floor, unclear how much retail City approval: Not yet. Shamrock waiting for approval to build more parking spaces than allowed. Opening: TBA