Wells Fargo Place

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Wells Fargo Place
Wells Fargo Saint Paul 2.JPG
Alternative namesMinnesota World Trade Center
General information
Location30 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates44°56′53″N 93°5′45″W / 44.94806°N 93.09583°W / 44.94806; -93.09583Coordinates: 44°56′53″N 93°5′45″W / 44.94806°N 93.09583°W / 44.94806; -93.09583
Construction started1985
CompletedSeptember 1987
OpeningSeptember 11, 1987
Cost$100+ million
OwnerUnilev Capital Corp
Antenna spire471 ft (144 m)
Technical details
Floor count37
Floor area634,888 sq ft (58,983.0 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectWinsor/Faricy Architects, Inc. and WZMH Architects
DeveloperOxford Properties
Main contractorPCL

Wells Fargo Place (30 East 7th Street) is an office tower in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It stands at 471 feet (144 m) tall, and is currently the tallest building in St. Paul. It was designed by Winsor/Faricy Architects, Inc. and WZMH Architects, and is 37 stories tall. The building opened in September 1987, a month ahead of schedule and under budget.[2] It is a concrete and steel structure, with a facade of brown-colored granite and glass. The granite came from Finland.[3] The building contains 156 underground parking spaces. It was formerly known as The Minnesota World Trade Center. Anthrosphere, a large sculpture by Paul Granlund, is in the lobby.[4]

The tower houses offices used by Wells Fargo, who renamed the building Wells Fargo Place on May 15, 2003.[5][6] It also houses the headquarters of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.[7] The building was designed for the 36th and 37th floors to be used as a restaurant with a dedicated elevator between the floors. While built to design, including the dedicated elevator, this was never implemented and the space was divided up into storage lockers that are listed for lease on their website.[8]

The building was developed by Oxford Properties Inc, the design architect was WZMH, the general contractor was PCL, and the permanent lender was Principal of Des Moines, Iowa. Windsor Faricy was the local production architect.


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  1. ^ "Wells Fargo Place". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ "PCL : Wells Fargo Place". PCL. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Downtown Office Tower, Wells Fargo Place, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA". Getty Images. Getty Images. Retrieved February 24, 2018. The landmark Wells Fargo Place is a St. Paul skyscraper formerly called The Minnesota World Trade Center. It is a concrete and steel structure, with a facade of brown-colored granite and glass. The granite is unique and comes from Finland. The tower is currently the tallest building in St.Paul.
  4. ^ "Shopping for architectural gems in downtown St. Paul". Post Bulletin. Post Bulletin. July 8, 1989. Retrieved February 24, 2018. Alonzo Hauser's ``The Source is the Rice Park fountain. Louise Nevelson designed ``Moon Garden Phoenix in painted wood for the Landmark courtille. A poured concrete fountain rests on Hamm Square, neon sculpture decorates the Actors Theatre marquee, and ``Anthrosphere, by Minnesota artist Paul Granlund, resides in the World Trade Center lobby.
  5. ^ wellsfargoplace.com
  6. ^ Wells Fargo Place, Emporis [1] Emporis.com.
  7. ^ a b "Home." Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Retrieved on February 28, 2012. "30 7th St. E., Suite 350, St. Paul, MN"
  8. ^ http://www.wellsfargoplace.com/spaceavailable.html

External links[edit]

  • Official Website [2] wellsfargoplace.com
Preceded by
Galtier Plaza
Tallest Building in Saint Paul
144 m
Succeeded by