Transitions: Lost—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Building
After a series of expansions during the 1940s and 1960s, the 1919 Minneapolis Star-Tribune building stretched the length of a city block on Portland Avenue. It housed newsroom operations of the Star-Tribune into the 21st century.
The paper’s publisher called the building “functionally obsolete” in 2013, and the city council approved its demolition to make way for a nearly two-block-long park that will eventually be close to the new Vikings football stadium, slated to open in July 2016. Limestone medallions from the building’s façade, which depict major industries of the upper Midwest, were salvaged and are being incorporated into the facades of nearby office buildings.