The Rand Tower

Rand Tower is a 26-story skyscraper that was one of Minneapolis’ tallest structures when it was completed in 1929.  It was designed by Holabird & Root for Rufus R. Rand, Jr., a WWI aviator who was from the family that owned the Minneapolis Gas Company, now part of CenterPoint Energy.  Much of the building is covered in ornamentation of an aviation theme and it is one of the Midwest’s outstanding examples of Art Deco architecture and design.

VDA conducted an evaluation of the existing condition of the six (6) gearless elevators with recommendations for improvement, and is now providing services for modernization of four (4) of the elevators and decommissioning of two (2) of them.

Project Info

Service Type

Initial Equipment Evaluation, Modernization

Client

Gaughan Companies, Hempel Properties Inc.

Project Type

Featured Projects, Historic/Landmark, Offices

Equipment Type

Elevators

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Completion Year

2008

Key Personnel

Thomas R. Grad Area Manager, Minneapolis
M. Wade Smith President and CEO

Contact Info

Thomas R. Grad
Area Manager, Minneapolis
Minneapolis
5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Phone: 952-937-8833
Fax: 952-937-8833

tgrad@vdassoc.com