Crystal Court at IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. - (c) Edward S. Fink for BigEyeInTheSky.com This was my submission for the 2010 Fall Equinox World Wide Panorama event Crossroads.
Minneapolis has the coldest average temperature of any major metropolitan area in the U.S. Due to the extreme weather the city has developed a system of enclosed, climate controlled pedestrian bridges linking the downtown buildings. The 69 block, 7 mile system is the largest continuous skyway system in the world. Located at Crystal Court under the IDS building, the skyway intersection pictured here is a major pedestrian crossroads.