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Hines Project Gets ‘WiredScore’ Certification for Internet Connectivity

Hines' T3 office development in Minneapolis received WiredScore certification. The building will open in fall of 2016.

Hines’ T3 office development in Minneapolis received WiredScore certification. The building will open in fall of 2016.

MINNEAPOLIS – Hines, the Houston-based real estate firm, announced that its new T3 office project has become the first office building in Minneapolis to receive preliminary WiredScore certification.

“Strong Internet connectivity is becoming increasingly critical to the day-to-day operations of any business,” said Arie Barendrecht, CEO and co-founder of WiredScore. “T3’s Wired pre-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 preliminary 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 preliminary WiredScore pre-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’ T3 (timber, transit, and technology) building will be an innovative seven-story mass timber office building developed by Hines in the fast growing North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis.

The 220,000-square-foot T3 office development will be completed in the early fall of 2016.

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