From The Minneapolis Star-Tribune: The Minneapolis school district is nearing completion of a $41.7 million administrative complex. The district sought a flexible, modern headquarters, but also one that wasn't too fancy for the tough economic times. There's no marble or granite. Floors are mostly finished in carpet squares of varying hues, with slate-like vinyl in some high-traffic areas. The new space has dozens of conference spaces, many of them concentrated in a glass-walled link that connects a four-story building with a five-story twin set behind it.