The Metropolitan Returns to Minneapolis

As a finale to CoolOldBuildingsMN’s tribute week to the poet laureate
of Cool Old Buildings in Minnesota — Larry Millett —

Is this image of stones from the building that so inspired him…

The Guaranty/Metropolitan Life building which once inhabitied Third Street and Second Ave S in Minneapolis.

The stones, which are from the main entrance of the Metropolitan,
were in a quarry in outstate Minnesota since the 1960s…

They now reside at 25th and Nicollet Ave S on a lot near an old industrial building being tranformed into “Vertical Endeavours”… an indoor rock climbing experience.

How appropriate. What goes around comes around.


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