Lumber Exchange 425 Hennepin Avenue
The Lumber Exchange Building (or “LEX”) is a 227,211 square foot Historic Creative Office Building in Minneapolis, MN. The Property is located in the CBD of Minneapolis, Skyway connected, and two blocks from the new Four Seasons Hotel and the North Loop Whole Foods.
The Lumber Exchange Building was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis dating back to 1885. It was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style by Franklin B. Long and Frederick Kees and was billed as one of the first fireproof buildings in the country. It is the oldest high-rise building standing in Minneapolis, and is the oldest building outside of New York City with 12 or more floors.
Located at the intersection of 5th Street and Hennepin, the building benefits from its adjacency to the Light Rail; new Class A multifamily developments; a new Marriott A/C hotel; Parking ramps and connectivity to both the core CBD, Warehouse District and North Loop.
Planned improvements to both Hennepin street and a new pedestrian and bike route connecting the Riverfront to the CBD through Nicollet Mall will enhance this location making it the new Main-and-Main between the CBD and the Warehouse District in downtown Minneapolis.