This blog exists to inspire people to seek out all the great art that lives in and around the Minneapolis skyway.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Urn-ing at the Accenture Tower

All bad puns aside, the Accenture Tower boasts four gorgeous urns. Two reside on the street level of the building and two sit just outside in their stately front courtyard, all just steps away from the skyway.

Here is some detail from the two inside urns. All four are by St. Paul native Paul Manship, and were completed in 1917 for the estate of financier Charles Schwab. The late Manship was a prominent art deco sculptor probably best known for the gilt bronze Prometheus, which graces Rockefeller Center in NYC. 

Feel free to visit these vessels on a weekend too, as the courtyard and skyways of the lovely (and LEED certified) Accenture Tower are open on Saturdays and Sundays as well as during the week. For a full listing of the weekend skyway hours, check out page 23 of the Downtown Journal's Downtown Guide.


  1. Paul Manship did the Rockefeller Center piece? I'm impressed with your research.

  2. Sag the Hunter, representin'.