MINNEAPOLIS - It's been a lifetime for many since Minneapolis has added to its skyline.
But on the south end of downtown, in Loring Park, a new building is almost complete and it is directly connected to a growing trend.
LPM is the massive 36-story apartment building going up in Loring Park. It's a luxury apartment building set to open in June of next year. It is owned by Magellan Development, which is based out of Chicago.
Less than a dozen blocks away, 26 stories are going up by the train station at 5th and Nicollet.
Once again, it is a high-end apartment building dubbed 5th and Nic and it's set to open next year. It is being developed by the locally-run Opus Group.
The luxury apartments that will soon rent for luxury prices are what the masses want, according to experts.
"When you look at the two biggest generations, the retiring baby boomers and the millennial generation both want to live in more walkable, denser environments," said Tom Fisher, the Dean of the University Of Minnesota College Of Design.
What is going up will also change what you will see when it comes to fruition at street level.
"All of the services that people need are going to keep coming back to downtown, so it is going to be safer, more people on the streets day and night, and it's going to transform street life as much as the skyline," Fisher said.
There will be schools, more grocers and other things that make living without a car in a dense area possible.
The latest developments are heading up because it is the only available real estate in high demand areas like Nicollet Mall and Loring Park.
It's a trend that is giving credence to the old adage that the sky is the limit as people head back to the city more than ever before.