Weiming Lu Papers
Description of Contents
Writings, planning documents, and 35mm slides from Weiming Lu's work in the Minneapolisl City Planning Department during the 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the collection is draft articles reflecting on the Metro Center '85 project.
- 1967 - 2010
- Lu, Weiming (Person)
The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department’s open hours.
Weiming Lu was chief of urban design for the Minneapolis City Planning Department for 12 years, ending in 1971. Born and raised in China, Lu came to the Twin Cities to attend the University of Minnesota. After leaving Minneapolis in 1971, Lu directed an urban design department in Dallas, Texas. In 1981, he returned to Minnesota as head of the Lowertown Redevelopment Corporation. Lowertown Redevelopment Corporation envisioned and spurred on the renaissance of the lowertown area of St. Paul. Lu died in 2022.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
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This collection was donated by Caroline Lu in November 2022 as accession 2022.48.
This collection was processed by Ted Hathaway and Jenna Jacobs in February 2023.
- City planning -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Local sources
- Slides (Photographs) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Urban renewal -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Weiming Lu Papers
- Jenna Jacobs
- February 2023
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
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Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.