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LaSalle Plaza
LaSalle Plaza Minneapolis 1.jpg
View from Hennepin Avenue
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General information
Type Mixed Use Office
Architectural style Art Deco
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
Address 800 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Current tenants Robins Kaplan LLP, AECOM, CBRE Group, Others
Completed 1991
Owner Zeller Realty Group
Height 387 ft (118 m)
Technical details
Floor count 30
Design and construction
Architect Ellerbe Becket
Awards and prizes LEED Gold, BOMA 360 Performance Building

LaSalle Plaza is a 387-ft (118 m) tall Class A skyscraper located in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the crossroads of the central business and thriving entertainment districts. Designed and developed in 1991 around the pre-existing Historic State Theatre, the complex includes a striking thirty-story office tower and a two-story retail base featuring premium quality office and retail space. LaSalle Plaza is the 20th-tallest building in the city and fills an entire city block, bound (clockwise) by 8th Street S, LaSalle Avenue, 9th Street S, and Hennepin Avenue. Adjacent to the State Theatre and the LaSalle Apartments, the building is skyway connected to 811 LaSalle, Residence Inn Downtown Minneapolis/City Center, Target Center, Target Field, the University of St. Thomas, and Target.

Design

Crowned with stylized depictions of grains of wheat, LaSalle Plaza's unique five-tiered peak caps a fa├žade of Kasota limestone, accented with Black Galaxy granite at the base, rising in an insulated, reflective glass curtain wall complemented by vertical limestone pilasters. Inside, elegant design and high-quality finishes pair well with the exterior elements. Tenants and guests are greeted in either the sunlit LaSalle Avenue lobby or the energetic Hennepin Avenue lobby with visually stunning decor. The flooring consists of custom black and white terrazzo panels accented with emerald green marble inserts and brass inlay throughout. Additional aesthetic features can be found along the interior colonnade where the Grand Staircase leads to a five-story glass atrium and the retail concourse, culminating in an elegant two-story water feature cascading beneath a celestial mural. Contemporary landscaping enriches the scene with seasonal flora, trees, and deep blue hand-blown glass work. An extension of the lobby, the retail concourse features striking glass storefronts, internationally award-winning carpet trimmed with black marble, and a floor cutout creating a visual connection to the colonnade below.

Art

In addition to the ornate Historic State Theatre, LaSalle Plaza is home to multiple fine art pieces. Totem Pole, the centerpiece of the LaSalle Avenue lobby, is a specially-commissioned George Morrison original made of exotic and colored wood and is prominently displayed near the main entrance. Top Hat, aerial art by Stanton G. Sears portraying Fred Astaire, anchors the west side of the building facing Hennepin Avenue, leading to the theatre district.

Tenants

LaSalle Plaza is currently leased to multiple small and large tenants. Tenants include:

  • AECOM
  • Bep Eatery
  • The Capital Grille
  • CBRE
  • Crave Restaurant & Rooftop
  • Fox Sports North (offices & broadcast studios)
  • Green & the Grain
  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
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