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by nBode
June 13th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 146
Views: 18672

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')

I'm talking about the design. I understand that mixed-use projects are more complicated—that doesn't excuse them of poor composition.
by nBode
June 13th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')
Replies: 146
Views: 18672

Re: Alatus Residential Project - 228 South 12th Street (32 stories - ~348'/405')

This tower is better designed than the Gateway. Kudos to Alatus—they are clearly the best developer in town.
by nBode
June 7th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (Four Seasons/RBC) - 43 stories - 513'
Replies: 1642
Views: 174726

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

WHY is it so disjointed? What am I supposed to be looking at? There's no sense to this. Why is it floating? This thing is all sorts of strange, and not in the good ways..
by nBode
November 13th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 780
Views: 70465

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

So what happens when frequencies are adjusted? IMO, conventions should be assigned based off of what I’ll call “most-perceptible differences” i.e. what the average person understands to be different between modes. I think it makes more sense for the average person to understand: color=it’s on rails;...
by nBode
July 11th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1517
Views: 228788

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Aww, that garage is cool.. The whole building is entirely unique; plus it already has a rooftop patio. It seems like it would be very successful as is—just replace bedrooms, etc. with seating, similar to coffee shops in old houses.
by nBode
June 13th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2897
Views: 350201

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

How many Starbucks' have opened here in the last year? This will be the 3rd downtown, right?
by nBode
June 10th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 3D Apple Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: 3D Apple Maps

The roof signs can't be three-dimensional and they can't be lit, if I remember correctly.
by nBode
May 11th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 146
Views: 17424

Re: Fantasy maps

Sort've off-topic, but to me it would make sense to utilize a naming system where buses are numbered, BRT lettered, and LRT colored. Can anyone speak to this (as in, why it would or wouldn't work), as it seems like Metro Transit's current plans are haphazard, naming-wise...
by nBode
May 1st, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)
Replies: 134
Views: 11917

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

Is it necessary to have the bus stops in the bike lane (it might be, I'm not sure)?
by nBode
May 1st, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 77
Views: 7126

Re: Tunnels!

Man, if only we could make that system more efficient by utilizing super-high capacity vehicles instead of single-occupancy cars.
by nBode
April 18th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (290' - 26 stories)
Replies: 288
Views: 43521

Re: Mortenson / USBank site - 333 Hennepin Ave E (~28 stories / 280 units)

What's hurting this design most is now its uniformity. The previous iteration had a significant advantage in facade design in that the large "cut-out" sections utilized glazing to break up the monotony of the rest of the facade. The pattern of varied windows, while offering uniqueness, does little t...
by nBode
March 8th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 904
Views: 73885

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

My first reaction is; these comparisons seem useless for picking 3 factors, and ignoring everything else. It would have been more useful if they had just looked at child care costs, or more useful yet to see a full analysis including all costs. The biggest/most obvious absence is transportation cost...
by nBode
March 8th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Even year vs. Odd year Elections
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Even year vs. Odd year Elections

Wait, is that a voter turnout map or a wealth distribution map?
by nBode
March 7th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1461
Views: 125560

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

According to the documents there will be parking along 38th at the intersection with 42nd (due to a wider ROW near the intersection. If that's true, I'm not sure what the problem is, and I'm not sure why nobody is acknowledging that. Look at the plans, and look at the current steeet: NO PARKING is b...
by nBode
February 27th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 42
Views: 2562

Re: Bike Shopping

Since I started this, might as well update everyone, I ended up (finally) ordering a bike last week, the Priority Continuum . Getting used to the different riding position from my old hybrid, but it's certainly lighter, and I look forward to doing less maintenance. Oooh, you should do a review afte...
by nBode
February 14th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 717
Views: 73860

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

The preliminary technical drawings also show the Good Grocer building to be demolished.
by nBode
February 8th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 536
Views: 68554

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Does this mean that TKE is moving? I lived across the street for a year and they were terrible neighbors.
Also, I had a friend who lived in the blue thing. The unit was enormous and surprisingly nice.
by nBode
February 3rd, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 608
Views: 90330

Re: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)

Yeah, so per the plans the tower floors are each 6" shorter than the low-rise floors. But I'm sure the angle is also deceptive.

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