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HHH Metrodome
#7322 HHH Metrodome
#7322
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
#7321 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
#7321
Star and Tribune Newspaper Building
#7320 Star and Tribune Newspaper Building
#7320
Hiawatha Line at the Government Plaza Station
#7319 Hiawatha Line at the Government Plaza Station
#7319
Hiawatha Line at the Government Plaza Station
#7318 Hiawatha Line at the Government Plaza Station
#7318
Crowd Arriving at the Metrodome in Minneapolis
#7317 Crowd Arriving at the Metrodome in Minneapolis
#7317
US Bank Plaza Towers, Downtown Minneapolis
#7220 US Bank Plaza Towers, Downtown Minneapolis
#7220
Qwest Building Tower
#7190 Qwest Building Tower
#7190
225 South Sixth/Capella Tower
#7189 225 South Sixth/Capella Tower
#7189
United States Courthouse, Minneapolis
#7146 United States Courthouse, Minneapolis
#7146
Hiawatha Avenue from Overhead
#7145 Hiawatha Avenue from Overhead
#7145
Overhead View of the Metrodome Light Rail Station
#7144 Overhead View of the Metrodome Light Rail Station
#7144
Star Tribune Buildings from Overhead
#7143 Star Tribune Buildings from Overhead
#7143
Aerial View of Downtown Minneapolis and Hiawatha Avenue
#7142 Aerial View of Downtown Minneapolis and Hiawatha Avenue
#7142
Overhead View of Wells Fargo Operations Center, Minneapolis
#7141 Overhead View of Wells Fargo Operations Center, Minneapolis
#7141
Aerial View of Washington Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis
#7139 Aerial View of Washington Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis
#7139
Minneapolis was first settled on the banks of the Mississippi River at St.Anthony Falls. The Falls drew settlers from Fort Snelling, who came upriver to harness the water-power for lumber mills. The settlement that grew on the west bank was "St.Anthony", later joined with the east bank to become Minneapolis.

There was always been a bridge connecting the east and west bank via Nicollet Island, near St.Anthony Falls. The Hennepin Avenue suspension bridge stands there today. The first few streets adjacent to the river on the east bank were called the Gateway district. Between 1880 and urban renewal in the 1950s, they were filled with bars, flop houses, and brothels.

The IDS and metrodome might be recognizable to non-residents, but I don't have close-up pictures of them here. You can see them in the skyline pictures, though. Other buildings pictured here include the Basillica of St.Mary, the Orpheum and State theaters, and the Milwaukee Road depot.

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