The Minneapolis U.S. Courthouse houses both the U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy courts. But, what is truly remarkable about the Federal Courthouse is the plaza out front.
The 50,000 square foot plaza, designed by Martha Schwartz, features grass mounds planted with Jack Pines, which suggest the glacial drumlins (an elongated whale-shaped hill formed by glacial ice).
Whimsical bronze “Rockman” sculptures by Tom Otterness appear throughout the drumlins as part of an Art in Architecture program.