The last one was back in 2016, so if you missed it, now's your chance for a repeat. Here's my write-up of it from then. In the skyways, not much has changed. The` Government Center skyway is missing right now, and there are some new skyways by the Vikings Stadium / Downtown East / East Town area that we might or might not get to, depending on the enthusiasm and vim of the group.
Skyway history is something of an obsession of mine, and we'll be walking around downtown through all the different types of skyway environments, everything from parking ramps to retrofit corridors to parking ramps to all kinds of atria.
What: Downtown Minneapolis Skyway Tour with the Hennepin History MuseumWhen: April 16th at 1pm (tour will last approximately 90 minutes)Where: Meet at the IDS Center, prepare for a roughly 2 mile indoor/outdoor walkWho: Space is limitedHow much: $12 members / $15 non-members
Some of the things we'll be seeing include:
- The place where the idea was hatched (c. 1956)
- The site of the first skyway (c. 1962)
- The oldest existing skyway (c. 1963)
- The longest skyway (c. 1970s?)
- The skyway through the jail (will research)
- The most beautiful skyway (c. 1988, arguably)
Get your tickets today. Space is limited. I hope to see you there!