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Greysolon Plaza overhang collapses


Photo from Fox 21 News

At about 8:15 p.m. the front awning of the Greysolon Plaza collapsed, presumably from the weight of snow. There are no reports of injuries.

The Duluth Fire Dept. established a collapse zone, and patrons were redirected through the avenue entrance. Crews responded from HQ Fire Station and remained on scene for over two hours.

The cause and cost of the collapse is unknown at this time.

Duluth News Tribune: Canopy collapses at Greysolon Plaza in downtown Duluth; no one hurt

The 14-story building opened in 1925 as the Hotel Duluth — the tallest hotel in the northwest at the time. It was designed by Milwaukee architects Martin Tullgren & Sons and built at a cost of $2.4 million.

In 1980 the 400-room hotel was converted into 150 apartments for moderate-income elderly people, and its name was changed to the Greysolon Plaza.

5 Comments

DECk37

about 6 years ago

Wasn't there talk of restoring it back to it's glory days as Hotel again? I think the talk came around the time the Sheraton Hotel was being built and/or opened.

Little Pirate

about 6 years ago

Heavy, wet snow may have been a factor. - Billy Wagness at Northland's NewsCenter

adam

about 6 years ago

More photos here.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Greysolon Canopy photo by Steve Kuchera

Update: Two years later the canopy is restored.

Duluth News Tribune: Canopy now complete at Greysolon Plaza in Duluth

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