In August 1970 activists hung a “Women Unite!” banner from the observation deck of the Foshay Tower. The effort was part of the Women’s Liberation Movement call for a nation wide strike to coincide the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment.
I had another flying dream and this time I soared up from my old apartment rooftop, up above Steven’s Square and back almost 50 years. Downtown Minneapolis spread out like a concrete quilt below me. There’s the old Ivy Tower, the Lemington Hotel and Foshay’s mighty obelisk. In 1963, Nicollet, Marquette, Second and Third [...]
At 23 feet, 4 inches, the four faces of the Minneapolis City Hall Clock are four inches wider than those of the Great Clock in London which houses Big Ben. The clock tower is 345 feet high and was the tallest structure in the city until the the Foshay building was completed in [...]
Here’s an old photo of the vapor clouds billowing above the Minneapolis skyline on January 15th, 1963. The temperature dropped to a near record of negative thirty-two in Minneapolis. It was even colder in Edina where the city issued warnings advising citizens to stop using with metal cutlery after hundreds of cake eaters were [...]