MINNEAPOLIS - More than 80 years after it was built the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis continues to attract visitors to gaze with wonder across the Minneapolis skyline. It was the third stop of the KARE 11 Sunrise "Top of the Twin Cities" series.
The Foshay was built in 1929 by Wilbur Foshay and is the only skyscraper in the world modeled after the Washington Monument. It was the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi and, for over 40 years, was the tallest building in the Twin Cities. The IDS Center took that title in 1972. The Foshay stands 607 feet in the air and 32 stories high.
In 2008 the building was remodeled and converted to become the W Minneapolis, which remains open today.
A public observation deck and museum is open to the public every day at the top of the Foshay Tower. For hours and admission costs click here. The observation deck is free for guests at "W Minneapolis."
Previous stops on reporter Bryan Piatt's vertical tour include the Carmichael Lynch building and the IDS.
"Top of the Twin Cities" crosses over to St. Paul Thursday. Where will Bryan be? Hint: Taking up an entire city block, this building stands taller than the rest in St. Paul.
If you want to share your view with us, use the hashtag #topoftc on Twitter.
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