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Noguchi architecture?

05.07.2005 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

I heard that Noguchi had designed one of the ING Financial buildings in downtown Minneapolis. I couldn’t find a photo of the actual building, but it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of Washington Ave & Hennepin Ave. Can anyone confirm this? I only thought of him as an artist / furniture designer, but didn’t realize he’d designed a building as well.

4 Responses to “Noguchi architecture?”

  1. I don’t believe he’s the architect, although he did do the three marble sculptures in front of the portico. I haven’t noticed them lately but I think they are still there. I could be mistaken, but I think Minuru Yamaski (of World Trade Center fame) is the architect.
    Jeff

  2. Thanks, Jeff! You scared the shit outta me, though – your last name and first initial made it look like it was my HR manager posting a comment here. I nearly had a heart attack 😉

  3. I’m not sure about that, but I just bought some stamps at the post office with his work featured on them.

  4. Definitely Yamasaki. He did at least 1 bldg @ Oberlin college along the same vein – they look like radiators.