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Wells Fargo Center
90 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Developed, owned, and managed by Hines, Wells Fargo Center is a 57-story, 1.2 million-square-foot office tower standing on the site of the old Northwestern National Bank building (which was destroyed by fire in 1982). The building's design, by Cesar Pelli & Associates, evokes the elegance of the great Art Deco skyscrapers of the early 20th century. Wells Fargo Center amenities include a ground-level pedestrian promenade occupying a full block, with a 100-foot-high domed skylit rotunda on one side and a 33-foot-high formal lobby on the other. In 1989, Wells Fargo Center received both the prestigious Urban Land Institute Award and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Award, and in 1994 received the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) award. Wells Fargo Center was completed in 1987.


Wells Fargo Center earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance through the retrofitting of building lighting to high-efficiency T8 bulbs with electronic ballasts and through the installation of variable frequency drives (VFDs) on Wells Fargo Center's air handling units, which allowed them to run at levels corresponding closely to the level of demand. The lighting retrofit alone saves an estimated two million kilowatt hours annually.


Hines has been recognized with multiple ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence and Partner of the Year awards. For a summary of the firm's participation in the ENERGY STAR program and other sustainability information, visit





Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Hines or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
1999 (80)
2002 (75)
2003 (78)
2004 (83)
2005 (86)
2006 (87)
2007 (95)
2008 (95)
2009 (94)
2010 (90)
2011 (92)
2012 (91)
2013 (91)
2014 (91)
2015 (92)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 1340572 sf

Year Constructed: 1987

Contract Type: None

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