Eide Bailly Center

The Eide Bailly Center is the newest development in Mankato serving as a downtown commercial site for entertainment, retail, and office space. Standing seven-stories tall on the corner of Main Street and Second Street, this centerpiece will light up the Mankato skyline with a unique illuminated wall at the top of the building. The project is set for completion in fall 2019.

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Evolution + Development of the Eide Bailly Center

Alongside the Eide Bailly project site you will find this banner highlighted below featuring unique information about how the project will evolve over time. ISG’s architects and engineers intentionally chose specific elements, such as local limestone, that would not only blend into the surrounding landscape but enhance the downtown Mankato area.

The banner shares how the buildings frame, structure, technology, finishes, and exterior all share in developing a beautiful aesthetic. Stay tuned for continued updates on the progression of the Eide Bailly Center on this ISG project page.


Ground Breaking – June 14, 2018

ISG is excited to share that the Eide Bailly Center officially broke ground alongside developer Neubau Holdings and project partners Eide Bailly, Knuston Construction, and ISG on June 14, 2018. This mixed-use seven-story, 73,830 square foot building will include multiple tenants and parking ramp. The project is set for completion in fall 2019.


Aggregate Piers Set on Eide Bailly Site – August 22, 2018

Over 300 aggregate piers provide the below grade structural support for the building and ramp. The weight of the structure rests on top of the footings which distribute the load into the ground through the aggregate (rock) piers. During installation, the mandrel, the auger used to dig the hole, penetrates through the unsuitable soils at depths varying from 10-35 feet depending on the use of the pier, the soil bearing capacity required, and the depth to reach suitable existing soil. Aggregate is then inserted into the hole where it is compacted into place by the mandrel. This process is repeated until  the entire hole is filled with compacted aggregate. As the compaction happens the diameter of the compacted aggregate increases from 14” to approximately 20” diameter.  This increase in diameter not only helps to increase the capacity of the aggregate pier, but also provides a certain level of correction to the soils surrounding the pier. This soil correction process improves the bearing capacity of the soil to support the loads of the building.


Construction Update – September 24, 2018

Eide Bailly Center Construction Update - Knutson Construction
Construction update provided by Knutson Construction

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