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T3 Becomes First Wired Certified Building in Minneapolis

High-Tech Buildings, Press Release | Michelle Berninger on October 13, 2015

Next-generation office development offers advanced IT infrastructure

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced that the 220,000-square-foot T3 office development has become the first office building in Minneapolis to receive Wired Certification. T3 (transit, and technology) is an innovative seven story mass timber office building developed by Hines in the fast growing North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis.

“Strong Internet connectivity is becoming increasingly critical to the day-to-day operations of any business,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO founder of WiredScore. “T3's Wired Certification ensures that tenants will have access to a well-planned, fully redundant and resilient technological infrastructure that will promote seamless connectivity from the moment they sign a lease and for many years to come.”

WiredScore is the pioneer behind the international Wired Certification standard that identifies and certifies buildings with best-in-class Internet connectivity. Wired Certification measures factors including the quality and diversity of IT connectivity, the extent of physical Internet infrastructure and the IT readiness of a building. T3 has received certification due in part to the density and diversity of lines to the site, multiple points of entry for carriers and multiple riser pathways to support IT security and future growth of building tenancy.

“Pursuing and securing Wired Certification is a testament to how seriously we take IT performance and security. Reliable IT infrastructure is a must for the progressive office user and has become especially critical for growing firms in the technology industry,” commented Hines Managing Director Steve Luthman.

Hines Director Bob Pfefferle added, “T3 offers a number of unique external building amenities and common areas, but we have also paid careful attention to what is on the inside of the building which is reflected by our plans for robust IT connectivity and redundancy.”

For more information on T3, please visit www.T3NorthLoop.com.

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