Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

City of Minneapolis New Public Service Building

Partners: Finance and Property Services

Budget: $2,000,000

Status: Fabrication underway

The New Public Service Building will be at 505 Fourth Ave. S. and co-locate City employees and services currently in several sites throughout downtown Minneapolis and serve the City’s broad range of constituents. The design team for the Consolidated for the Consolidated Office building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.

See some renderings and read the full update about the artworks (PDF).

Goals of the public art project include:

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, the Public Service Building will feature a unique public art collection with work by several notable artists. Project and artists selected to date include:

Thirteen of the artists are local. Adam Marcus is from California and Tristan Al-Haddad is from Georgia. Al-Haddad also worked with the project design team of MSR Design and Henning Larsen to select the art opportunities for the building.

The City posted four separate calls for artists for the new office building and independent artist selection panels selected these artists from a total of 163 applications. The City anticipates that one or more additional calls to create artwork for the building will be posted within the next year. The community will have an opportunity to learn more about the artists and their plans at a public meeting this spring. The public art budget for the building is $2 million.

Artworks will be open to the public when the building opens. The new building will be located diagonally across from City Hall and allow the City to strategically collocate City employees now working in several different sites downtown and provide better service for residents and businesses. For more information about the Public Service Building project, visit the project website.

For more information, contact Mary Altman.

Last updated Feb 4, 2020



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