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by mullen
October 20th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: CPM Lake Calhoun Condominiums - 3017-25 East Calhoun Parkway
Replies: 16
Views: 2334

Re: CPM Lake Calhoun Condominiums - 3017-25 East Calhoun Parkway

yes more Snow Kreilich please. I know some people find this firm's work cold modernism but not me.

whenever we walk by those new townhomes (are they townhomes?) in linden hills my friend scoffs... but I like them.
by mullen
September 3rd, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 53002

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site)

AC hotel i mean... the gay 90's ownership doesn't care about their exterior because the city doesn't press them on it.

but both of these buildings are shabby bookends on hennepin ave.
by mullen
September 3rd, 2016, 12:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 53002

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site)

the hennepin side of this building is just bad... does the planning commission just not care about pressing developers on materials anymore? the facade looks like black cardboard.
by mullen
August 3rd, 2016, 8:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 51685

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

what is the issue here. I've walked across the bridge.. it's perfectly fine. the entire plaza feeding into the commons park is great and such a vast improvement to this end of downtown.
by mullen
July 27th, 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 51685

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

at the open house, upon exiting the stadium they had the plaza gated in such a way as to funnel people to use the bridge to cross Chicago unless you wanted to walk over towards the ticket office area and cross that intersection there.
by mullen
July 27th, 2016, 6:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)
Replies: 466
Views: 51685

Re: Stadium LRT Station, Ped Bridge & Plaza (MSFA block)

i don't know, I used it over the weekend. works and looks fine to me. (the bridge)
by mullen
July 25th, 2016, 6:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 672
Views: 88734

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

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by mullen
July 24th, 2016, 8:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

The seats I found were a little snug for my large frame, but they do their job. I also happened to like how they're not bolted to the bowl, but through steel rails. Still they make me wonder how they'll fare when 70,000 seats are needed for Super Bowl LII. I'm not sure what there is to like about t...
by mullen
July 23rd, 2016, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

seanrichardryan wrote:Sooooo, should I even go tomorrow?
yea go i mean its a free event. i'll see a lot more and have more time to do at the soccer match next month.
i was really more interested in the commons park/plaza and the ped bridge. how that all will integrate for events.
by mullen
July 23rd, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

yea the logistics weren't great. had everyone lining up for the metal detectors and then once inside you hit a choke point as they didn't allow people to just roam the concourse. they funneled everyone up to the top level...creating log jam at escalators that weren't working. then another choke poin...
by mullen
July 22nd, 2016, 6:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 672
Views: 88734

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

J2K wrote:The most pavement/pavers I've ever seen in a park. They should've checked out Mears park in stp...
how large is this "great lawn" in the commons park? nothing like that in mears park. mostly hard surface there. granted there isn't a fake stream that isn't working half the time, but...
by mullen
July 20th, 2016, 5:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

it would only happen "a lot" if people who want to throw a rock are dumb enough to think every move they make isn't being recorded on cameras. but yea i can see idiots doing this again. the rocks are right there. walking around the exterior i'd hate to slip and fall on all those jagged rocks. landsc...
by mullen
July 20th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Commons - Downtown East Park
Replies: 672
Views: 88734

Re: The Commons - Downtown East Park

it's a permeable surface... softer. they had a kids climbing thing on one of these areas. there's also apparently an area on the 5th st side to let your dog do his/her business.
by mullen
July 14th, 2016, 6:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

What's yours? Oh I thought it was pretty clear. Comparing home construction to the US Bank Stadium is silly. Like comparing an inflatable snowman to the Metrodome's inflatable roof. Didn't think I had to spell that one out but sorry for making it too complicated. it was just a joke dude I realize i...
by mullen
July 7th, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 20903

Re: Westminster Church

non-descript stunted 80's glass box torn down for refined building and garden spaces fronting our busiest pedestrian street. it's a win and no loss.
by mullen
July 7th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 50013

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

the storm from two nights ago was not "routine". we had to have had gusts over 50 mph in south mpls. but then again my vinyl siding didn't come loose.
by mullen
July 7th, 2016, 7:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 991
Views: 111498

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

the proposal from two years ago for this site was a superior building. 10 floors higher but is was a glass box with accents. this update is just an extension of the wells fargo wall.
by mullen
June 22nd, 2016, 6:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)
Replies: 155
Views: 13356

Re: Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB)

then how can we say we have a regional system if these counties just drop out. so yes, it has or is dying. the lack of comprehensive funding mechanism is killing transit planning here. this counties board was a band aid I agree. it doesn't have the dollars or overall power to operate fully independe...
by mullen
May 22nd, 2016, 8:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 692
Views: 49799

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

"chances of a transportation breakthrough" fading at the state legistlature...shocking. this is such a pathetic state government.
by mullen
May 17th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4219
Views: 357453

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

if there is no statutory reason then why is this is even an issue at the state capitol? why is the speaker of the house openly mocking funding transit? CTIB should just write a check if it's that's easy. but sadly it isn't that easy. we have to lurch from line to line with no long term funding in pl...

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