Star Tribune Completes Relocation of Headquarters to Newly Redesigned “Star Tribune Building”
MINNEAPOLIS – Mar. 30, 2015 – Star Tribune Media Co., Minnesota’s largest news organization, today announced it has completed the relocation of its headquarters operations to the newly redesigned Star Tribune Building, part of the Capella Tower complex, at 650 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. More than 600 employees from the newsroom, circulation, advertising, marketing, administration and IT departments are now housed in 138,000 square feet on three floors of redesigned office space.
The new headquarters—providing a high-profile downtown presence near city and county government offices—features an entirely new single-floor newsroom to facilitate all aspects of newsgathering, reporting, and editing operations. Minneapolis-based HGA, Inc. designed the office, newsroom and studio space. Jones Lang LaSalle was the project manager, overseeing many complex aspects of the build-out and relocation. Minneapolis-based Gardner Builders oversaw construction.
With this relocation, Star Tribune bids farewell to its iconic headquarters at 425 Portland Avenue South, which the company and its predecessors called home since 1919. The sale of its former headquarters was one part of a series of real estate transactions that paved the way for numerous high-profile construction projects in Downtown East.
“While we acknowledge the spirit and legacy of our former home that served us well for so many years, we are excited to now be working in a 21st-century newsroom here at the new Star Tribune Building,” said Mike Klingensmith, publisher and CEO of Star Tribune. “And I’m proud that we have completed this transition without any interruption in our ability to deliver all of the award-winning news and information that Star Tribune readers and advertisers expect. I salute the Star Tribune employees who have worked tirelessly for months to make this transition as smooth and efficient as possible.”
About Star Tribune Media Company
Star Tribune Media Company LLC is a locally owned and operated media company serving Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Recently, the company’s flagship property, The Star Tribune, has enjoyed exceptional successes, earning two Pulitzer Prize Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Gerald Loeb Award—all while recording key gains in circulation. With the seventh-largest Sunday and 12th-largest daily circulation newspaper in the U.S., the most-visited local website, a range of home-delivered advertising solutions, the Radius small-business digital-marketing solutions, and a popular arts/entertainment publication and smartphone app, Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other Minnesota media brand.