Minneapolis, Minnesota audio tour: Wall of Glass

About the Tour

For tour guide Theresa, her knowledge of the city and her ability to remember it are critical to her job. The only problem is her memory isn’t what it used to be. As she shows you the sights, Theresa uncovers a series of reminders that reveal a whole new dimension to herself and the city she thinks she knows so well.

Join her on this fictional walk through the Minneapolis neighborhoods Loring Park and Downtown West. The walk will take you from the Minneapolis Convention Center past Orchestra Hall, Marquette Avenue, and examples of Minnesota Modernism architecture.

Special thanks to NerdCon: Stories organizers (especially Valerie Barr!) and volunteers (Kimberly Campbell-Groen! Katie Simning!) for their support of the route’s production.

Tour Producer


Kate Gorman

Kate Gorman is a writer and artist working in immersive audio. She wants to enrich people’s understanding of how they interact with the built environment and encourage exploration of the boundary between reality and fiction and what is visible or hidden.

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Major Landmarks

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

  • Orchestra Hall

  • Second Church of Christ Scientist Minneapolis

Directions to Starting Point

The route starts outside the Minneapolis Convention Center’s main entrance off of 2nd Avenue S, across from the MCC’s plaza.

The Minneapolis Convention Center can be reached by Metro Transit’s “Free Ride” buses that can be boarded along Nicollet Mall, and by bus routes 10, 10N, 10U, or 25N. There is also a Nice Ride bikeshare pickup/drop off at the corner of S Marquette Avenue and 2nd Avenue S.

Parking is available on Third Avenue S, directly east of the MCC.

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Places to stop along the way

Minneapolis Convention Center, MCC Plaza, Nicolette Mall, Loring Greenway, Orchestra Hall

Best time of day

Daylight hours


Exercise caution when crossing streets and walking past construction areas


The MCC plaza has been remodeled and no longer hosts the Creative City Challenge since 2016.

Posted by Kristen Hirsch Montag , over 1 year ago

I enjoyed listening to this story and I think I figured out the location mentioned at the end. Is there any tour where the story continues? Thanks!

Posted by Christoph , about 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.