The animal has become an unlikely hero for many on Twitter - with users dubbing his unlikely success an inspiration. A maintenance crew tried to offer it an escape route, but the creature - that likely hasn't had water or food for two days - fled to another building and finally to the UBS skyscraper.
Technicians took the caged raccoon down a freight elevator to a truck, according to Wildlife Management Services, which provides animal control services for St. Paul.
Folks with the UBS Plaza announced Wednesday morning that the raccoon had reached the roof overnight, grabbed a snack of soft cat food and found itself trapped in one of the cages laid out for it there.
On Tuesday, June 12, all eyes turned toward a determined and confused raccoon just outside of Minnesota Public Radio's headquarters.
It captivated onlookers and generated huge interest on social media after it started scaling an office building.
"One of my colleagues spotted the raccoon on, kind of the ground floor, sitting on a ledge on Monday - it looked like a brown lump, nearly like a cat sitting there", Frost told the BBC.
Then it started to climb.
By Tuesday night, the raccoon was already famous on social media. Wildlife Management Services provides animal control services for St. Paul. Were you even aware that there was a raccoon who spent the better part of Tuesday, and some of Wednesday, climbing to the top of a skyscraper in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota? It napped for several hours on the window ledge before moving up and on, this time scaling to the 23rd floor - the last remaining floor with windows, or ledges.
An update from the Associated Press says it appears the raccoon instead is heading down.
It is not unusual for raccoons to climb fairly tall trees and other structures, according to Ms MacDonald and Mr Jenni, though neither had heard of one climbing such a tall building before.