A 550-foot, 41-story Eleven Tower will be Minneapolis’ Tallest Residential Building

Jan 24, 2021 | art/design

Eleven, a Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Arcadia LLC project, is the first residential development in Minneapolis designed by world-renowned architecture firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). When completed in 2021, the 41-story condominium project, located in the Mill District along the Mississippi riverfront, will join the city’s globally recognized array of signature buildings by the world’s most revered architects.

RAMSA has a highly regarded portfolio of projects worldwide, including residential towers in New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Shanghai, China, Taipei, and Taiwan. Eleven, RAMSA’s first Minneapolis project, will add to an architecturally significant skyline that includes cultural and office buildings by Philip Johnson/John Burgee Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl, Cesar Pelli, Michael Graves, and Antoine Predock. At 550 feet and 41 stories tall, Eleven will be Minneapolis’ tallest residential building. Eleven’s timelessly classical design contextually reflects the industrial vernacular of the extant and repurposed mill buildings in the area. Durably constructed of masonry and glass, the elegant building tapers to a slim tower, with floorplates of 12,500 square feet near the base and 6,800 on the top floor. The podium on floors one through seven includes parking and 12,500 square feet of commercial space.

Private and secure, Eleven’s tower floors each have five units or fewer; some have only one. Most residences include a private corner terrace that’s at least 14 x 14 feet. Every unit provides panoramic views of the river and the city.



Building amenities will include a large landscaped rooftop deck with a 25-yard lap pool, a private motor court with 24/7 doorman service, an expansive fitness suite, a demonstration kitchen with dining, a library, a golf simulator, and a kids’ splash pad. RAMSA designed one of three curated design options for the residences.


When completed, Eleven will infuse Minneapolis’ architectural legacy, housing stock, and cultural scene with a vibrant new master architect-designed building. Eleven will also join RAMSA’s ever-expanding registry of superlative urban apartment houses that enhance their cities with portraits of place, including 15 Central Park West in New York for Zeckendorf Development, and One Bennett Park in Chicago for Related Midwest. Like those luxury residential buildings, Eleven’s design reflects RAMSA’s singular architectural methodology. RAMSA’s deep research into and study of design precedents, and the inventive application of the principles of Classicism, have resulted in strategies for the organization and massing of tall apartment houses. In Minneapolis, RAMSA will create a sculpted tower with terraces that express a positive, open relationship to downtown Minneapolis, the Mississippi River, West River Parkway, and adjacent streets. The result is an exemplary intersection of style and content.


About Arcadia LLC

Luigi Bernardi serves as president of two real estate development and investment companies, Arcadia LLC and Aurora Investments which began developing Twin Cities commercial real estate in 1987. Now, focusing on medical-related facilities and multi-family residential development, recent projects include the Velo luxury apartments in downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood and Aurora on France in Edina.

About Robert A. M. Stern Architects

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is a 265-person firm of architects, interior designers and support staff that has earned an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work throughout the U.S. and around the world. The firm’s extraordinary portfolio of residential buildings, combining its longstanding dedication to the design of private residences with its deep commitment to urban place-making, includes such record-setting landmarks as 15 Central Park West in New York for Zeckendorf Development and residential towers in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver. “Eleven” is the firm’s first project in Minneapolis.

Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, practicing architect, teacher, and writer, served as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 through June of 2016. As founder and Senior Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he directs the firm’s architecture, planning, interior design, and landscape design projects. Mr. Stern was the 2011 Driehaus Prize laureate and has received both the Athena Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Board of Directors’ Honor from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

Paul L. Whalen, FAIA, is a Partner and Studio Leader at Robert A.M. Stern Architects whose work includes the design of record-setting multifamily residential buildings across the United States as well as in Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia. Along with Mr. Stern, Mr. Whalen is co-author of the 2016 monograph City Living: Apartment Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. He currently serves as the President of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation.





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