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West End Center

Modernization of West End Center in St. Louis Park

 

...how happy we are with how the project at West End Center has progressed. With your team's leadership and supervision at the helm keeping all the different projects moving smoothly and on time - we couldn’t be happier!

About This Project

  • Location

    St. Louis Park

  • Year Completed

    2017

  • Architect

    RSP

  • Market Sector

    Historic Repurpose

Greiner Construction was hired by The Excelsior Group and West End Office MN, LLC to perform Pre-Construction and Construction services to update the exterior facade while also making major interior common and site upgrades to their partially occupied building in St. Louis Park.

The building scope of work included replacing select existing concrete/stone exterior panels with seven stories of glass curtainwall, replacing all windows, removing the prominent concrete exterior entry stair on the West side of the building, additional parking and an outdoor seating area.

Interior renovations included, constructing first and second floor lobby areas and restrooms on the West side of the building, renovating the entry canopy on the North side of the building for HealthPartners, and renovating five sets of rest rooms. In addition, Greiner renovated the interior of six floors to shell space for potential new tenants.

The re-skin consisted of both metal panel and glass: The aluminum panel color was chosen to accent the existing brick and stone and the glass was chosen based on visible transparency, energy efficiency and to match the existing conditions. Due to the offset core in the building the expansive curtainwall at the Northeast corner was designed to help provide daylight to the deepest part of the floor plate, while the West elevation frames the new entry stair and lobby. In addition, this corner glass also provides dynamic views of downtown Minneapolis.