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Maurices Unveils New Design for Duluth Corporate Tower

Created: 01/14/2014 5:44 PM WDIO.com

In about three months, construction is expected to begin one of the biggest buildings downtown Duluth has ever seen.

The office building to be built on the 400 block of West Superior Street will be the new headquarters for the company Maurices. In a news conference Tuesday morning the company unveiled a new design plan. It is shorter than originally planned, and with a price tag of $70 million, it's about $10 million cheaper.

If all goes according to plan, the project will be finished by the end of next year. Brian Tuhn, the Maurices chief financial officer, said "it will stand 11 stories in height, span an entire city block including the current KDLH building and Palladio building, and it's confirmed by the city it is the largest downtown development to date."

Mayor Don Ness said "this is a long term commitment that will transform our downtown for decades and generations to come."

Maurices said the project will create about 250 construction jobs over two years. They have chosen McGough Construction as the construction manager.

Maurices said the company will use as many local supplies and vendors as possible.

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