This is a contribution photo by Eric of the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis. The Foshay Tower was built in 1929, modeled after the Washington Monument and stands 447 feet tall, plus an antenna that extends the structure to 607 feet total. It has been credited as the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi. It remains the second tallest concrete skyscraper with the Empire State Building in New York as the tallest.
Normally the lights on the Foshay Tower go unlit. I believe I heard it had been 15 years since they were last lit up. The reason they were powered on was to mark the opening of a new beginning for the Foshay Tower. It has been converted from an office building to a 230 room 'W Hotel'. Ralph W Burnet and Ryan Companies have spent over $90 million in the renovation process.
This great contribution photo and more can be found found at the authors flicker website.