It seems you really can find just about anything on Craigslist now a days, including, if you can believe it, a 1,380-sq.-ft. skyway from downtown Minneapolis. As reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, local architecture firm CITYDESKSTUDIO has listed a skyway that used to span S. 5th Street in downtown for sale on Craigslist. The price? $79,500. A bargain? Perhaps, as the posting argues that building a comparable skyway today would cost about $1 million. The architecture firm estimates the steel alone is worth more than $250,000.
Rendering from CITYDESKSTUDIO
Built in the late '70s, the skyway was designed by local architect Ed Baker and connected two department stores. So what to do with it now? The listing suggests use as a cabin, wine bar, yoga studio, gallery, skating warming house, inhabitable billboard, or perhaps just a not-so-rustic retreat.
For those interested, here are the basics:
Size: 1,380 sq. ft.
Exterior: 19'8" x 83' x 14'
Materials: Steel, glass, concrete
Sold as is
Buyer is responsible for all moving costs and it must be moved from the current location near the University of Minnesota.
Cash only, but payment terms are negotiable.