The 26-story Rand Tower was one of the tallest structures in downtown Minneapolis when it was completed in 1929. It was designed by famed Chicago architects Holabird & Root for Rufus R. Rand, Jr., a World War I aviator who was the heir of the family that owned the Minneapolis Gas Company. Rand had flown in the Lafayette Flying Corps during the war, so much of the building's remarkable Art Deco ornamentation follows an aviation theme. There is even a sculpture named Wings in the lobby that was created by artist Oskar J.W. Hansen. The Rand Tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.