The Old Tallest and the New Tallest
By Bonnie Erickson
The photo at left was taken on a discovery tour of the canyons in downtown Minneapolis while looking for the Mary Tyler Moore statue mentioned by Maureen McCabe in a comment on my blog. Despite many years in the Twin Cities area I didn't realize Mary Tyler Moore had a bronze statue in Minneapolis! It was there. See the picture on the right. I had walked past it many times. It was just another light post to me! In touring downtown Minneapolis, I saw the Foshay Tower reflected in the IDS Tower and wondered if I could catch in on my camera. It worked beautifully and so here, juxtaposed by reflection, stand the Foshay Tower, the tallest building in Minneapolis for many long years, reflected in the IDS Tower, the current tallest building in Minneapolis. The irony makes me chuckle.