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Monday, June 13, 2016: First concrete pour for the basement floor

Basement floor plan
The partial basement space houses labs that require darkness.

The Hagfors Center basement is starting to take shape. The building has a partial basement in the north-south wing. There is no basement in the east-west wing. The image at the right shows the floor plan of the partial basement and its location just north of the building’s main entrance.


  • Basement walls and floor. Concrete pours for the basement floor will begin this week (contingent on weather), and basement walls will continue to be installed. Waterproofing on the basement walls will also continue this week.
  • Footings and foundations. Concrete pours for footings and foundations for the remainder of the building—the main entrance area and the east-west wing—will also continue this week.
  • Storm water and foundation drainage. Work will continue this week on the storm water utility and foundation drainage system on the site.
  • South 7th Street removed. The closed section of South 7th Street (between 20th and 21st avenues) was removed after Xcel Energy disconnected and removed the utility poles from the area.


Xcel Energy is continuing to work on electrical service rerouting for the Hagfors Center. As a result, City of Minneapolis sidewalk closures and parking restrictions may continue on 21st Avenue South west of Oren Gateway Center.