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Downtown West
Location of Downtown West within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of Downtown West within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
City Minneapolis
Community Central
 • Total 0.759 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Total 5,781
 • Density 7,617/sq mi (2,940.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55415, 55487
Area code(s) 612
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 3,522
1990 3,789 7.6%
2000 4,581 20.9%
2010 5,781 26.2%

Downtown West is an official neighborhood in Minneapolis, part of the larger Central community. It is the heart of downtown Minneapolis (and Minneapolis as a whole), containing the bulk of high-rise office buildings in the city, and is what comes to mind when most Minneapolitans think of "downtown". Its boundaries are as follows (going in a clockwise direction): 12th Street to the southwest, 3rd Avenue North, Washington Avenue North, and Hennepin Avenue to the northwest, the Mississippi River to the northeast, and Portland Avenue, 5th Street South, and 5th Avenue South to the southeast. It is bordered by the North Loop, Nicollet Island/East Bank, Downtown East, Elliot Park, and Loring Park neighborhoods. Downtown West is home to most of Minneapolis's most notable buildings like the Foshay Tower. Coordinates: 44°58′27″N 93°16′24″W / 44.9741°N 93.2732°W / 44.9741; -93.2732

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