The Metropolitan Building

  • They paved paradise

    The demise of the Metropolitan Building, which met its maker a half-century ago, sparked the Twin Cities' preservation movement. Updated Dec. 10, 2011

  • The demise of the Metropolitan Building, which met its maker a half-century ago, kick-started the Twin Cities’ preservation movement.

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  • The tragic destruction of the Met

    Article By: J. PINKLEY , Publish / Update February 15, 2012 1:36 AM

    Old video captures the destruction of the Metropolitan building in downtown Minneapolis -- which outraged much of the community.

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  • The Metropolitan

    Article By: TOM SWEENEY , Publish / Update December 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    Fifty years ago, the demolition of the Metropolitan Building in downtown Minneapolis sparked the local historic preservation movement.

  • Granite from the historic Metropolitan Building finds new life

    Article By: MATT GILLMER , Publish / Update November 2, 2011 7:43 AM

    Zoran Mojsilov, a Serbian-born sculptor, is taking blocks of granite from the historic Metropolitan Building (a landmark demolished in 1961) and sculpting them into something that reflects his own artistic vision on Peter Remes’ Ice House Court development at 26th and Nicollet.

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The Metropolitan Building, shortly before its demolition, 1961.

Piece of decorative stone from the old Metropolitan Building.

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