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Fifty South Sixth
Suite 1420, 50 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Owned by Hines Global REIT 50 South Sixth LLC, developed and managed by Hines, Fifty South Sixth is a 29-story, 811,250-square-foot Class A office tower in the Minneapolis Central Business District. The striking design of Fifty South Sixth, by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, makes highly successful use of contemporary translucent glass and exposed window framing, even as strong grouped vertical elements in the pedestal and facade evoke a classic art-deco skyscraper aesthetic. Tenant amenities include a dramatic two-story entrance atrium, restaurants and cafes, a retail banking location, and an on-site day-care facility. In addition, and of note given Minneapolis' harsh winters, the third through eighth floors of Fifty South Sixth comprise an enclosed parking garage, combining efficient land use with commuter comfort and convenience.

Fifty South Sixth earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance because of a combination of highly efficient infrastructure and carefully coordinated energy management techniques. The curtain wall uses high-performance glass to reduce heat loss in winter and minimize thermal heat gain in warmer months. Within the walls, the HVAC systems take full advantage of cool outside air, with economizer capabilities helping to improve energy efficiency. Finally, Fifty South Sixth utilizes a state-of-the-art building automation system, enabling building managers and engineering staff to work together to maximize building energy performance without affecting tenant comfort.

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 Global REIT 50 South Sixth LLC 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.

Building Owner:*
Hines Global REIT 50 South Sixth LLC

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2002 (82)
2003 (94)
2004 (94)
2005 (94)
2006 (97)
2007 (99)
2008 (99)
2009 (91)
2010 (83)
2011 (84)
2012 (87)
2013 (82)
2014 (83)
2015 (84)
2016 (86)
2017 (85)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 811250 sf

Year Constructed: 2001

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant