Midwest PlazaEdit profile
Midwest Plaza is a 320-foot (98 m) tall skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was completed in 1969, and has 20 floors. It is the 30th-tallest building in the city and is located on Nicollet Mall. At the time of its completion, the building stood as the fifth-tallest structure in Minneapolis, and the city's second-tallest post-World War II high-rise, behind One Financial Plaza. A skyway connects the building to The Metro Apartments, the Medical Arts Building, and the IDS Center. Midwest Federal Savings & Loan was the building's primary tenant for several decades until its failure during the S&L crisis, and so the building is sometimes called Midwest Federal. The building was bought by United Properties, a commercial real estate company, in December 1994. The structure has a floor area of 416,000 square feet (38,600 m 2) and a 870-space parking ramp. Major tenants of the building include American Greetings, Clorox, Colgate-Palmolive, Dial Corporation, the ELCA Board of Pensions, Pfizer and Revlon. In February 2008, the building was put up for sale by United Properties. It has an assessed value of $46.5 million. Midwest Plaza served as the home of the fictional WJM-TV station of The Mary Tyler Moore Show , an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The famous opening title sequence was filmed nearby on Nicollet Mall.