Block 9 hits top height as North Dakota’s second-tallest building

FARGO — After a year of construction, the 18-story Block 9 building in downtown Fargo reached its full height of 235 feet when the roof was poured Thursday, Nov. 14.

The structure that is changing the city’s skyline is now the second-tallest building in the state behind the state Capitol.

A flag has been hung on the top floor signifying the topping out of the $117 million mixed-use tower on land that for 43 years was a surface parking lot.

So far more than 300,000 hours of trades and craft work have been spent on the tower since work started on Sept. 18, 2018. The building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.