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Small House for Sale: A Minneapolis Skyway

Looking for a unique small house? Well look no further. CITYDESKSTUDIO Inc. of Minneapolis, home to a unique system of glass “tunnels” located one story above ground, is selling a Minneapolis Skyway Designed by architect Ed Baker, the “father of the skyways,” and built in 1978, previously connected JC Penny’s to Powers department stores above 5th Street in downtown Minneapolis. An architectural icon of the Twin Cities, the skyway was a place of movement, a place of connection, and most importantly, a place of transition.

Minneapolis Skyway

Minneapolis Skyway

This Minneapolis Skyway can span 80 feet and is almost 20 feet wide. It could go over a road, a river, a creek, a ravine. It can be lifted off the ground and offer ample parking and storage beneath. As a small house it can have 2 bedrooms a reading room, full bath, kitchen, dining, and still leave space enough for a 40 foot living room.

Minneapolis Skyway

Minneapolis Skyway

You are not going to believe this: the asking price is only $49,500. The gents at CITYDESKSTUDIO Inc. must be crazy because if you wanted to build a new Skyway you’ll be looking at upwards of $1,000,000. The steel structure in this Skyway alone has been estimated at @ $250,000. Believe us, an opportunity like this will not pass your way again. Email Ben Awes at CITYDESKSTUDIO Inc. and mention that you found out about the Skyway on Small House Style.

Minneapolis Skyway

The uses for your new Skyway are only limited by your imagination:

  • Cabin or Private Retreat
  • Pop Up Store
  • Wine Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Office or Studio
  • Yoga Studio
  • Small Conference Center
  • Public Park Building
  • Pedestrian Bridge
  • Skyway
  • Gallery
  • Skating Warming House
  • Interpretive Center
  • Sculpture
  • Inhabitable Billboard
  • Observation Platform
  • Hunting Lodge
  • Retail Store

Minneapolis Skyway

Minneapolis Skyway


1380 sq. ft.

19’8” x 83’ x 14’ Tall

Steel, Glass, Concrete

Buyer responsible for all moving costs. Must be moved from current location near the University of Minnesota Minneapolis. Sold as is. Cash only. Payment terms negotiable. Must be paid in full prior to moving.

Send Ben Awes at CITYDESKSTUDIO Inc. an email and mention that you found out about the Skyway on Small House Style.

all images are artist renderings expect the one on wheels.

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