Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Foshay Tower in Minneapolis
The Foshay Tower, now known as the W Minneapolis- the Foshey Hotel is a thirty-two floor skyscraper situated in Minneapolis in Minnesota. It was the tallest skyscraper in the city before the creation of the IDS Center. The Foshay Tower was established in 1929 and rises to a height of 185 meters including an antenna on its top; the height of the tower without the antenna is 136 meters. This tower is an interesting highlight of the city, which is why its pictures are often seen on numerous souvenirs. One apt keepsake of the Foshay Tower is the acrylic fridge magnet that displays a reflection of the antenna mast on the tower in a building nearby.
Design and Architecture of the Tower
The architecture of the tower was designed by renowned architect 'Leon Eugene Amal' who served as the main designer for Magney & Tusler. The architecture of the tower resembles that of the Washington Monument that is why all the sides of the Foshay bend inwards and the sizes of the floors decrease as you ascend upwards. The outer walls of the tower are lined with Indiana limestone and the interior of the tower is decorated using Italian marble, African mahogany, beautiful gold-plated doorknobs, terrazzo, decorative bronze and a striking ceiling, which is plated in both silver and gold.
Dedication Ceremony of the Tower
The Foshay Tower was created by Wilbur Foshay who was a successful businessperson and had remained an art student before commencing his business. When the building was completed, Foshay organized a grand celebration party and invited over twenty five thousand guests to its dedication ceremony. The guests consisted of reputable businesspersons, senators, bureaucrats, members of the cabinet and several congressional representatives. He presented each of his guests with a stunning gold pocket watch and paid the expenses of their trips.