The oil boom in western North Dakota seems to be spurring new building investment even in the relatively far-off city of Fargo on the other side of the state:
Fargo real estate investor Doug Burgum is marketing a 252-foot (77-meter) mixed-used tower in downtown Fargo that would be the tallest building in North Dakota. The 500,000-square foot (46,000-square meter) Dakotah Place tower would include retail and office space, a hotel and high-end condos.
Afficionados of the District of Columbia’s Height of Buildings Act will note that this will mean that Fargo, N.D., has a building taller than anything in the nation’s capital. A bit of a sad state of affairs if you ask me. Despite rapid recent population growth, North Dakota is not exactly short on space and facing massive objective need for verticality.