Mill City Museum—Minneapolis
Mill City Museum, one of downtown Minneapolis's latest architectural achievements. Rather than completely erase the existence of the former flour-processing plant that was destroyed by fire in 1991, the new museum was constructed within the remaining outer walls, now jagged and ragged but still intact. The Mill City Museum, designed by local firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, is constructed of ground-to-rooftop windows and steel beams and pays homage to the grain industry that once ruled in the northern city through interactive multimedia exhibits. For something really special, trek to the rooftop observation deck for sweeping views of the adjacent Mississippi River.