What is the Most Iconic Building in Minnesota?
It's beautiful, and quite the architectural masterpiece. And a new survey says this noted St. Paul building is the Most Iconic in the entire state of Minnesota.
That designation comes our way from a survey in Architectural Digest. It set out to find the most unique, well-known landmark building in each of our 50 United States, "from New York’s legendary Empire State Building to the quirky Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota," the site said.
So just which building is Minnesota's Most Iconic? That'd be the Cathedral of Saint Paul, conveniently located just 75 miles north of Rah-Rah-Rochester on Selby Avenue in our capital city.
"The elaborate Cathedral of Saint Paul is the fourth church to be built on the site, completed in 1915. It was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, who also was the head architect for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis," the site says.
Now, I'm no architect, mind you, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul certainly is impressive. But is it REALLY the Most Iconic in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Other buildings on the list include things like the Arch in St. Louis, or the Empire State Building in New York-- buildings and landmarks that are well known to residents of the state and visitors alike.
So, what about the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis? Or if we're going for really well-known buildings, what about Target Field or U.S. Bank Stadium? Or even our Plummer Building right here in Minnesota's Med City? When it was first constructed it was taller than any other building in the state-- including Minneapolis or St. Paul!
I'd vote for the Plummer Building WAAAY before the Cathedral of Saint Paul. What about you?