Sunday, January 27, 2013

Whimsical Windows - If vertigo is present, don't look down...

IDS Building, Minneapolis, MN;  August 1981

Toby hosts the fun architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors where we look for portals and other architectural items of interest. 


This is taken from a scanned print taken in 1981 at the IDS building in Minneapolis - the view looking down from the the top floor, 51 stories up from the street.* 


Perhaps there are taller buildings 30+ years later in the Twin Cities - but this was the tallest I've been up from the ground before or since...


*I was walking in those days, but would not likely go that high in a wheelchair these days with fewer options for egress - so I am happy to have been able to make such an ascent at the time!



2 comments:

Lesley said...

That is quite high enough!
You can tell this is an old photo by the smaller windows and and the absence of cell phone towers on the roofs!
I am wondering what the NW stands for?

toby said...

Wow, that is quite the view! I agree with Lesley - if it was taken today, there would likely be a lot more steel and glass...
Great blast from the past!