Do two buildings make a trend?

Maybe, if they’re high enough profile.

That would seem to describe both Edina Realty’s new City Lakes office, about a mile west of Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, and 1800 Lake, a new luxury rental building in Uptown just northeast of Lake Calhoun.

Copper cladding not only gives these buildings a distinctive look, but over time the copper takes on an attractive, green patina as it weathers (and the metal oxidizes).

Next:  will copper start showing up on the inside of buildings, as well as the outside? 

P.S.:  stainless steel’s popularity for appliances is definitely waning — it got too popular, and inspired too many cheap knock-off’s (a symptom of being too popular).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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