PVN was retained by a developer to document the history of the Star Tribune building prior to its demolition. When faced with the demolition of an historic resource, historic building documentation is one step in mitigating the loss.
PVN, acting as project manager for the documentation, developed a narrative of the business and social history that satisfied both the City of Minneapolis and the developer’s requirements for documentation. PVN’s research team constructed this narrative history through extensive archival research and prepared an annotated bibliography to guide future research and help scholars identify and locate source material. The building documentation also included the production of archival quality photographs of the building.
The final report is a valuable tool that can help researchers, historians, and community members understand a city’s past. PVN is uniquely positioned to bring added value to documentation projects, as our interdisciplinary staff combines historical consultants and researchers, historical architects, and expertise in city planning, structural engineering, and construction history. PVN’s research team meets the Professional Qualification Standards in History, Architectural History, and Historic Architecture.