W Hotel Foshay

11/20/2009–The iconic Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis won a Platinum Reconstruction Award from Building Design + Construction and is featured in the September issue of the organization’s magazine of the same title. As structural engineer on the project, Meyer, Borgman and Johnson worked with contractor Ryan Companies and architect Elness Swenson Graham to transform the 1929 structure into an upscale W Hotel. Because the Foshay is on the National Register of Historic Places, all project participants were required to work within the parameters of NRHP guidelines to preserve the structure’s historic elements. Built by Wilbur Foshay to echo the Washington Monument, the tower was arguably the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis. Read the article, Monumentally Hip Hotel Conversion, from BD+C magazine.