Since its closing in 1994, the Sears complex at Lake Street and Chicago Avenue has presided solemnly over the modest economic renaissance of its south Minneapolis environs. Yet the building itself--at 1.9 million square feet, the second largest in the state after the Mall of America--has stubbornly resisted those same forces of revitalization. Too historic to be torn down, yet seemingly too large to redevelop, the Sears building has instead been content to hang, albatrosslike, around... More >>>