The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts permanently connects two of downtown Minneapolis’ most historic structures, the former Hennepin Center for the Arts (HCA) and the former Shubert Theater, which originally stood two blocks apart. Artspace acquired HCA in 1997 and the long-vacant theater the following year. Over 12 memorable days in February 1999, the theater was moved to its new home on Hennepin Avenue; at 5.8 million pounds, it was the heaviest building ever moved on rubber tires – a feat duly recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. More than a decade in the making, The Cowles Center fills a major void in the Twin Cities’ art scene by providing office, rehearsal and performance space for small and midsize arts organizations, including many of the area’s major dance companies.
MG McGrath's Scope of Work
Location: Minneapolis, MN
System(s: MG McGrath fabricated and installed the following: An expanded aluminum panel system in a clear anodized finish as well as a stainless steel and aluminum structure designed to support the expanded aluminum panels. A copper standing seam canopy and soffit was added at the historic canopy. Also included on the project are ribbed panels in slate grey at the back canopy and Trespa Phenolic panels in Copper Yellow.
MG-EXP Panel System