Capella Tower undergoing a makeover

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June 25, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The 58-story Capella Tower at 225 S. 6th St. is undergoing a nearly $10 million makeover.

The tower, which has 1.4 million square feet of office space, will feature a new 7,800-square-foot health club, coffee bar, a new event space and common areas with flexible work spaces when renovations are completed in August, according to a news release from the CBRE Group, which provides leasing services for the building. 

The tower serves as a home base for 4,000 workers and will serve as the headquarters for the Star Tribune when it moves into the building in 2015.

Capella University is the largest tenant in the building with 375,000 square feet of office space, said Erin Wendorf, a senior associate for CBRE. The second largest tenant is Winthrop & Weinstine followed by Baker Tilly.

The Star Tribune recently signed a lease for 140,000 square feet of office space, she said.

"Work has become increasingly more collaborative and has resulted in a demand for an agile workplace. Capella Tower will encourage a new way of working by building on work as an experience, not just as a place," CBRE noted in the news release. 

For a video showing illustrations of renovations, click here