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by NE_love
July 24th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Uncancelled)
Replies: 61
Views: 9593

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N (Cancelled)

Nathan wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 2:10 am
I'm very intrigued by the idea that 6th connects to 2nd st... bad rendering or knowledge of an opening?
Bad rendering.
by NE_love
January 10th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1987
Views: 247012

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

twincitizen wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Anyone got odds on approval of the sign?
FWIW I emailed mine (Reich).
by NE_love
November 18th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 33515

Re: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S

Market is there -no question. If the rumors are true, he is financing these projects himself so the risk is largely on him. I don't know who the general contractor is but assuming that it is the same one on all of the projects there is a certain level of trust/agreement/legal connectivity etc. I be...
by NE_love
May 13th, 2016, 6:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60247

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

mnmike wrote:The sandstone-ish stripe up the side is an odd choice...but generally I like this one, especially glass on the Portland Ave side.
Could only agree more if you replace odd with terrible.

It is almost as if the designer got nervous about only using 2-3 thoughtfully composed materials...
by NE_love
May 19th, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 University
Replies: 37
Views: 8213

Re: Chittenden and Eastman Lofts & Flats - 2400-10 Universit

lorwest wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:WOW. The rehab of the existing building looks great! The addition, not so much.
It does leaving you wanting more. Exeter has done some nice projects, so I'm a little surprised.
Historic district = earth tones!
by NE_love
April 24th, 2015, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33007

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I want to add a little code info to the discussion regarding connecting to the parking ramp. According to the county website this site is divided into 3 properties. The parking ramp is on a separate property. This is important as the building code does not allow opening within 5' of property lines. ...
by NE_love
March 31st, 2015, 6:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Post Office
Replies: 70
Views: 8295

Re: Minneapolis Post Office

That's just not true. Historic Preservation has a vested interest in keeping old buildings useful, because that's the key to keeping them around. Yes, this space either is or should have historic designation, but that doesn't mean that no changes can be made. Preserving a space in amber, but in so ...
by NE_love
March 30th, 2015, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Post Office
Replies: 70
Views: 8295

Re: Minneapolis Post Office

And the lobby is basically the only historic interior space of a building that is absolutely enormous. I don't see that there would be any problem preserving it. Does this building have a historic designation? Assuming it does, the lobby would have to remain as it is. The teller windows, the stone ...
by NE_love
March 24th, 2015, 7:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 153738

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

FWIW Sub-metering gas is expensive because of the small amount of gas used and the large upfront cost. It often doesn't "pencil out.". Gas needs to be sub-metered on the exterior and copper($$$) pipe run up to each individual unit, even more expensive when talking about a high rise like this. Electr...
by NE_love
March 10th, 2015, 6:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Legacy Condominiums - 121 12th Ave S (187' - 17 Stories)
Replies: 208
Views: 33515

Re: Stanton Condo Project - 121 12th Ave S

John wrote:How can Mr Stanton build hundreds of condos downtown , yet he's not worried about the liability other developers use as an excuse not to build them? The market is there. Seems odd...
It is not just Mr Stanton taking the risk, but the architect and contractor as well. Odd indeed!
by NE_love
March 2nd, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 617
Views: 99751

Re: Superior Plating site

It's a shame? First, I don't think the artists/hipsters ever really went for Old St. Anthony... they landed further into NE than that. Second, this is replacing an old industrial building that has been an empty pit in the ground for quite some time. Artists and hipsters are concentrated further up ...
by NE_love
February 10th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60247

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

I like the horizontal look better than this. It creates more movement in that large of a plane and I feel it relates better to the brick above. I am not really a fan of the colors they had shown, but I like something other than grey.
by NE_love
February 9th, 2015, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1987
Views: 247012

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Unfortunately(???) I am on vacation and will be unable to make it; one of the line items to be discussed is, "Learn details on the full building vertical lighting system, which will be a state of the art, first of it's kind installation in Minneapolis, as well as being programmable for events and Ho...
by NE_love
February 9th, 2015, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1987
Views: 247012

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

And I can tell you right now that that lighting cost +5 times whatever is in their budget. claim... evidence... warrant... are you privy to those budgets and costs? Just privy to the game. Initial renderings are made by the designers with little to-no concept of cost. They are made to look good and...
by NE_love
February 7th, 2015, 11:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1987
Views: 247012

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I'm excited to see this if they add those floors. It's already an attractive design, the lighting and the added height would make it that much better. Hoping this spurs Opus to step it up at the Ritz block now! I know that design is subjective, but I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. It looks like ...
by NE_love
December 24th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60247

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

I like the overall big moves of the design. The base is 2 parts, a darker material representing the 1st floor and the horizontal material making up the parking. The design is using material to indicate the use. If the materials work out as rendered, the podium brings the scale of the building down m...
by NE_love
December 22nd, 2014, 1:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 48190

Re: WaHu Student Housing - (1016 Washington Avenue Southeast

I don't see any pointless hallways-they make better use of the sq/ft. *EDIT: The three bedroom is weird...* I would like to say that these are poorly executed. Almost every student housing project going up, or completed over the last few years has private bathrooms to each bedroom. It is an amenity...
by NE_love
December 11th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1987
Views: 247012

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Certainly one of the allures of paper/theoretical architecture.
by NE_love
November 24th, 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Pillsbury "A" Mill Redevelopment
Replies: 185
Views: 38503

Re: Pillsbury "A" Mill Redevelopment

Once they flipped the switch to turn the mill "on," or so the story goes, the vibration caused the wall to move. It is actually curved in both plan and section. If you look at the picture of the front facade, where it says Pillsbury, you can see it. In the middle, is was up to 21" out of plumb. It s...
by NE_love
November 14th, 2014, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)
Replies: 115
Views: 27308

Re: The Paxon - (324 First Street North)

All in all it is a decent building (minus the uptown-like blue lights). I have less criticism of this building than most when it comes to exterior articulation and materials. It is good urban fabric and certainly beats the relic it replaced.

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