Talk:IDS Center

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I think IDS stands (er, stood) for Information Decision Systems. That name (or something similar) is plastered on one wall inside the building. Then again, I can't really find any info via Google linking the two names together, so I don't know for certain (and my memory might just be playing tricks on me). —Mulad 14:31, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

The IDS company that built and occupied the tower for many years was Investors' Diversified Services (IDS). That company was bought by American Express in the 80's and renamed American Express Financial Advisors in the 90's. There is a 7/14/04 Star Tribune article that mentions a company called Decision Systems which is located in the IDS tower changing its name recently to International Decision Systems to gain the IDS acronym. Dfarmer 15:36, 21 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Ah, that might be what I saw. —Mulad 01:47, 22 Jul 2004 (UTC)
Definitely agree with Dfarmer above that it was Investors Diversified Services at the outset. Is there a particular reason why it isn't mentioned in the article? I would think most people who stumble upon would be curious. EDIT: Whoops, it's in the infobox. Not made explicit but it is there.

Could we get a redirect from "IDS Tower" to this page of "IDS Center"? I used to live in Minneapolis, and always thought of it as the former. I then did a serach here for it and came up with nothing.

I think "IDS Tower" refers to the tower itself and "IDS Center" refers to the entire block including Marquette Hotel and Crystal Court.

Also, halos and antennas don't count when determining building height. 225 South Sixth should be 775 feet tall to the roof, not the top of the halo.

Role of Target/Dayton-Hudson Corp[edit]

I remember reading a few years back in the Star Tribune that the IDS was actually a joint venture between IDS (Investors Diversified Services, now Ameriprise) and Dayton-Hudson (Now Target). Both companies had their headquarters in the building, and were the primary two tenants until a few years back when both Ameriprise (which was still AmEx Financial) and Target both built new headquarters buildings. This should probably be mentioned in the article, but I don't have a cite, other than my memory of the Strib article... --Rehcsif 15:57, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

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