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Linda Mack

Linda Mack, architecture critic for the Star Tribune for 21 years, writes about architecture and design for regional and national publications.

Foshay Tower goes black and artsy

I am not sure what I expected when I walked inside the venerable Foshay Tower last week, but it wasn’t oversized black fake-fur chairs with silver legs, shimmery beaded lamps and pink light washing the lobby ceilings.

Rapson remembered

By Linda Mack | Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Ralph Rapson went from wunderkind of the Modern movement to revered dean of Minnesota’s architectural community.

Twins ballpark vs. Gopher stadium: It’s a face-off

While every construction milestone for the new $480 million downtown Minneapolis ballpark for the Twins has been noted and dissected, on the other side of town the $288.5 million TCF Bank Stadium for the Gophers also has been a-building.