Sculpture, Rand Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sculpture in the lobby by Oskar J.W. Hansen, known for his monumental sculptures at the Hoover Dam.
Rand Tower is a 26-story skyscraper in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA that was one of the city’s tallest structures when it was completed in 1929. It was designed by Holabird & Root for Rufus R. Rand, Jr., a World War I aviator who was part of the family that owned the Minneapolis Gas Company (Minnegasco), now part of CenterPoint Energy. Rand had flown in the Lafayette Flying Corps during the war. Much of the building is covered in Art Deco ornamentation that follows an aviation theme, and there is even a sculpture named Wings in the lobby that was made by Oskar J.W. Hansen. Hansen is perhaps best known for his sculptures at Hoover Dam in the Southwestern United States.