Looks better here – like a grand lion rising up to greet all who came across the river. It looks like it’s oriented towards the park, but it’s really not – I’d forgotten this completely until I started flipping back and forth between the pictures. It’s sheer on the left side, the Nicollet side, but not on the Hennepin side. It looks symmetrical in this illustration, but it’s not. Or was it? You want to drive yourself nuts, flip back and forth between this page and the last.

Here’s an aerial view, which should help.



The lot was irregular, so the building was skewed and stretched while the central tower was aligned with the grid. Not an unusual solution, but pretty ingenious.