Culture Sparks Real Estate

Jean Nouvel's bold design for the Guthrie Theater has sparked a real estate boom in Minneapolis

When Jean Nouvel’s bold, blue Guthrie Theater opened on the Minneapolis riverfront last summer, locals behaved as though a strange, outsized critter had just landed. Then they began flocking to it, finding delight in the three new theaters and the long cantilevered bridge overlooking the Mississippi. Other cultural buildings have since opened nearby—and real estate developers are capitalizing on the neighborhood’s new cachet.

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