An estimated $9 million in tax-increment financing is likely tobe available for public space, skyways and other amenities, whilethere are no estimates yet for parking and housing costs. Theproject will include a new $34-million Planetarium, a publiccommons, retail space, a residential tower and parking.

Pelli is known locally for his design of Wells Fargo Center,built 15 years ago and once the corporate headquarters for NorwestCorp., which relocated to San Francisco after it bought Wells Fargoseveral years ago.

The team beat out Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle and EllerbeBecket, both of Minneapolis, and a partnership between HardyHolzman Pfeiffer of New York and RSP Architects of Minneapolis.

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