Critique Welcomed The Northwestern National Life Building, Minneapolis

Discussion in 'Landscape and Architecture' started by Brian Moore, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Architect: Minoru Yamasaki. Opened in 1965. Yamasaki also designed the World Trade Center in New York.

    It was hard to get a decent image of the front of the building because of the trees. With the trees behind me I was looking almost straight up at the columns; with the trees in front of me I couldn't see the building. Settled for this 3/4 view that seemed about best.

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  2. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is a great angle to shoot from, the perspective works well and the trees on both sides and above contrast the building very well. That is a beautiful building, a modernist take on the Athens Parthenon.
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Dave. It is indeed a beautiful building. I had seen it on a trip up there last year. But I had only a fleeting glance as I crossed an intersection in my rental car on the way to the airport. I didn't know what it was, I just thought next time there I need to try to find the building again. Glad I did. Thanks again, Dave.
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    As Dave says, great angle. I like the way the apex of the building juts into the branch. Very elegant for concrete. Good shot, Brian.
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  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Rob. Much appreciated.

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