Des Moines, IA (January 2013) – Neumann Brothers was recently selected to be the general contractor by Gannett Company, Inc. to relocate The Des Moines Register offices to Capital Square in downtown Des Moines. The move will shift the multi-media company about four blocks east of its current location after 95 years at the corner of 8th and Locust Streets.
The Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. has been housed in the same two buildings since the early 1900s. The 13-story tower was completed in 1918 and a four-story addition was built in 1947 to hold the newsroom on the upper floors and the printing plant in the basement. As the news industry changed, the Register opened a new printing plant south of the airport in 2001. Now the increasingly technology-driven media company will move from their 20th century building home to a more high-tech space.
The relocation project includes tenant improvement work to approximately 67,000 SF of open floor plan which the Capital Square space will accommodate. The information center, marketing, design studio, advertising and other operations will take up the entire fifth floor at the new location. Imaging operations will be housed on the fourth floor, with plans to have roughly 3,000 SF of retail space located on the first floor. Des Moines Register Media President and Publisher Laura Hollingsworth hopes the new location will inspire a more collaborative space where journalists and readers can join forces together on forums and public events.
Neumann Brothers, Inc. is a general contractor in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in pre-construction and construction services including new construction, historical renovation, tenant improvements, industrial & millwright services and design-build construction. Last year, Neumann Brothers celebrated their 100th anniversary.