In the heart of Minneapolis' thriving Warehouse District, amidst
a plethora of restaurants, bars, theaters, hotels and shopping
venues, is the Target Center, one of the Midwest's largest
entertainment facilities. Owned by the city and sponsored by Target
Corp., which is based in Minneapolis, the arena encompasses 831,533
square feet and can accommodate up to 20,500 people. Since opening
Oct. 13, 1990, the center has hosted about 4,000 events and
welcomed about 25 million people.
The center, originally constructed for and owned by the
Minnesota Timberwolves, was purchased by the city in 1995. When it
came time to replace the center's 20-year-old roof system, the city
undertook a project to install a vegetative roof system on the 2
1/2-acre main low-slope roof, as well as reroof 29 smaller roofs on
five lower levels of the building.
The project was put out for public bid in September 2008, and
Stock Roofing Co. LLC, Fridley, Minn., a Tecta America company, was
awarded the project Jan. 29, 2009.
The installation and ongoing maintenance of the
113,000-square-foot vegetative roof system—the fifth largest
extensive vegetative roof system in the U.S. at the time of its
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