Structure in General
- The 45 foot tall semi-circular steel crown serves as a screen for cooling towers and antennae.
- The western part of the tower was originally the site of the Builders Exchange Building.
- The building has an L-shaped footprint, occupying the entire length of the block between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on 6th Street South and between 6th and 7th Streets on 3rd Avenue South.
- The crown is illuminated at night and can easily be seen for miles.
- The tower's shape and typical floorplans change at the 15th, 27th, and 45th floors.
- The 53rd floor is the highest leasable office floor, with 3 additional mechanical floors at the top.
- This is the tallest building in Minneapolis completed in the 1990s.
- The 20-floor section at 7th Street & 3rd Avenue rises 278 feet.
- The building is connected by skyway to the Ameriprise Financial Center, The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, Northstar East, and US Bank Plaza.
- The chief architect was James Ingo Freed.
- Considered one of the most prestigious properties in Minneapolis, it contains the landmark 56-story tower and the 20-story Park Building (at 650 3rd Avenue South) connected by a 75-foot-high wintergarden.
- It was built as the headquarters of First Bank, now US Bancorp. The building changed its name to 225 South Sixth in early 2002, after US Bancorp moved its headquarters to the new US Bancorp Center on Nicollet Mall, and then to Capella Tower in early 2009.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings