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).