MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The designers working on the old Dayton’s building in downtown Minneapolis are showing off some new designs for the Dayton’s Project.
The designers worked with acclaimed chef Andrew Zimmern to come up with the layout, with the aim of preserving the history of the building.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial, April 13: Defense's Expert Witness Says Use Of Force Against George Floyd 'Justified'
The new renderings for the retail areas show how they’ve added stair railings to reflect a 1920s art deco feel.
The builders have pulled out nearly 1,200 dumpsters worth of demolition debris. They are recycling 75 percent of it.READ MORE: No Cases Of ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Blood Clots From Johnson & Johnson Vaccine In MN, But Providers Asked To Pause Doses
The builders say they’ve found some delightful surprises along the way.
“We’ve uncovered an old water fountain that was hidden behind a wall that was built that’s an amazing archaeological kind of artifact,” said Bob Gardner, the CEO of Gardner Builders. “We’ve also found nesting eggs, like Easter eggs.”
Gardner said those eggs were in their original boxes from the 1950s.MORE NEWS: 'He Was Our Angel': Families Of Daunte Wright, George Floyd Gather In Solidarity
Those eggs may be put on display along with other artifacts from the building.