At 371′ the 8500 Tower has been the tallest building in the suburbs of the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area since being built in 1988. Its skyline is the most recognizable part of the Normandale Lake Office Park in Bloomington, MN. During its design Ed was privileged to partake in a couple memorable flights. The first was a flight to France to personally tour the quarry for the granite used throughout the building. The second was a helicopter ride hovering above the site with the client to choose the precise orientation for the building based on the views 300+ feet above ground.
Location: Bloomington, MN
Size: 475,000 SF (25 Stories)
Year Completed: 1988
Services: Architecture, Interior Design, Site Planning, Parking
*Ed completed this project while working for Wilson/Jenkins & Assoc.